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Kaarous 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thank you. The point I'm trying to make is to understand what America was intended to be, you have view things in the context of what the Founders meant and what they did.

When the 1st Amendment was crafted they had just beaten a nation whose monarch was the head of state and head of their mandatory religion. That is the situation they had in mind when the 1st Amendment was crafted, the situation they wanted to avoid. They very expressly did not want a "Church of England 2.0."

But the Founders despised Islam and Muslims. Our very first foreign war as a nation was against them. The portion of the Marine Corps Anthem that says "the shores of Tripoli" has to do with Jefferson sending the Marine Corps on a punitive expedition against Islamic pirates who were enslaving American trading ship crews. Shortly after this war, foreign immigration was completely banned save for "people of good character" from majority white nations.