A recent poll conducted by Ramussen Research shows most Americans answer yes to the question whether judges are more hostile to religion than the founding fathers planned.
Fifty-three percent (53%) of American Adults now believe rulings by judges in recent years regarding religion in public life have been more anti-religious than the Founding Fathers of the country intended. The Rasmussen national telephone survey found that 28% disagree and believe the judges have correctly interpreted the U.S. Constitution. Nineteen percent (19%) were not sure.
What did the founders intend? The survey does not explore that question, but the Constitution does give us a good idea of their plan. The First Amendment to the Constitution states “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….” If Congress cannot not make laws to establish any particular religion or prohibit the exercise of religious views, the Courts cannot interpret laws respecting religion and its private or public practice. However, what states do concerning establishing religions and religious practices is not the business of federal Courts or activists members like the ACLU lawyers. That seemed to be at least part of founders plan.