Letter: Freedoms misunderstood

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The March 7 Columbian story reported, "Ministers can't invoke Christ at meetings" … "because they could expose the city to a lawsuit." Why could that happen?

Congress is supposed to see to it that there is no prohibiting the free exercise of religion or abridging the freedom of speech.

How could anyone sue the Longview City Council about something that is so obviously a constitutional right?

What this looks like is some lawyers, judges and elected officials have never read the Constitution. I wish there was some way that "We, the People" could demand that they first read the Constitution and then abide by it.

Doug Moe

VANCOUVER