If you believe in human rights, you recognize that outside of the 'need' of governments to regulate for public safety, actions by the government beyond these ends constitute tyranny. If you do not believe in human rights, the conclusion remains the same: that for Government to force people to make decisions adverse to their own nature, or beliefs without justification that is coherent (i.e. the justification must stand up to the light of reason whether you are in tin-buck-too or San Franscisco), IS WRONG!!!!!!!!!! Paraphrased, if something is forbidden in one place and OK somewhere else, that which is forbidden is probably some form of tyranny, for if it was a public threat it would not be allowed elsewhere. If a justification for infringement on individual rights is true in one place, then logically is should be true in all places. In a democracy laws may be arbitrarily created by a majority. These may be laws that serve no other purpose than to maintain the hang-ups of a frustrated populace perpetrating what was perpetrated on them, such as the dumb laws REQUIRING people to wear clothes. I mean, if its warm out, why can't I go naked (even if it is cold, who has the right to tell me to dress warmer). Is the reasoning that someone will flip out if I go naked so important that a government should be authorized to force me to wear clothes? If such arbitrary justification is allowed, what is to prevent a commercial interest from controlling news and advertising to the point where a non-thinking conformist society is established with criminal penalties imposed for individuality and free choice? If a government requires clothes, should they be expected to provide that clothing - and I am not talking carcinogenic synthetic fibers; I am talking hypoallergenic safe cotton and hemp clothes! If we are to kow-tow to childish tantrums of people flipping out, then that in effects supports a form of a mental illness: Is that the purpose of government - to prolong and support a mental illness? If we are all to be enslaved to whatever creed some group flips out over, what is to stop the oligarchy from programming the population to flip out over any liberty they wish to take away from us??? Well hey, I flip out when people make war or when people shoot or injure protestors simply for their expression of concern about the safety and welfare of the planet. I think war is more serious than nudity. Why, because a majority of people have to impose their whims on me, should I have to go out and spend money on clothes? To satisfy their need to remain ignorant, xenophobic, racist and close-minded? To protect their values left over from the dark ages? What a rip! The Freedom of Religion is linked to our other Freedoms. If religious zealots influence the government to legislate religious preferences of style, it is only a matter of time before religions are outlawed themselves. For Christian's who believe God put us in these bodies to make our own choices, who are they to try and make the choice for me but servants of the Devil? In a Republic (theoretically) there is rule by law. In the U.S. the idea is that as a Republic, laws are implemented that protect everyone's rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Liberty does not and won't ever pre-empt prohibitions on activities that injure people like shooting guns in a playground or cutting down all our forests thus wiping out the air we breathe. That is why I like the concept of a Republic, because it protects the rights of the individual to make his or her own choices, even if they are bad ones, provided they do not injure or take from others. At the same time it extends limited authority to Governments to legislate against acts which cause injury or death to others. As we move into a One World Government (almost a necessity if our civilized and technological world is to survive) it becomes more important than ever to recognize that religious states, and other forms of tyranny imposing choices on people, are the biggest threat we face today! Expecially since the nature of these impositions are typically for self gain and have nothing to do with the protection of human rights or concern for the planet as an ecosystem. I support each individuals right to worship in their own manner. I do not support their collective forcing other people to worship as they so choose, or using their collective as an instrument to terrorize, criminalize, steal from and injure those who believe differently. I do not support the right of mobs to deny the right of free choice to non-conformists. I do not support any agency that discriminates against color, creed, religion or individualism. I do not support their collective engaging lobbyist to effect laws that infringe on our human rights to choose how we live our lives within the limits set by the damage that is caused to others or life on Earth in general. I hope you will join me in the renewed battle started by our forefathers to limit the powers of government and protecting the rights of the individual to make cultural and personal choices without interference or intimidation, as long as those choices do not harm others. Stop the gangs! The gangs that think they have the right to crush individual expression to satisfy their immature hysterical desire to tyrannize over others!