The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from makin

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from making any law prohibiting the free exercise of religion. During the early part of the coronavirus pandemic, emergency orders from Governor Greg Abbott and local orders from mayors and county judges closed schools and businesses, and prohibited gatherings of people in order to limit the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus. While most Texans understood the extraordinary threat, some feel it is inappropriate for the government to prohibit religious gatherings, even for a legitimate public health reason.
Is this a good idea? On the one hand, the right to freely practice religion is a sacred right, guaranteed in our Constitution. On the other hand, in a pandemic, a deadly virus or bacteria can spread easily when groups of people are gathered together. The reason for the gathering is irrelevant. A virus doesn’t care whether you’re worshiping at a church, mosque or synagogue, or if you’re partying at a nightclub or working out at the gym.
Write a 2 -5 page (double-spaced, normal font and margins, cited sources, etc.) essay about S.J.R. 27 . Make sure you essay tells your reader:
1. How could this actually become part of the Texas Constitution? (Go through the process by which it has to pass both the House and Senate, then get a majority of voters to agree)
2. What is this proposal designed to do?
3. Who do you think might be for and against this?
4. What potential problems could this create, if any?
5. How would you vote on this if you were a state legislator, and why?
6. How will you vote on this as a voter, and why?

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