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It is the commonly statement amendment in the United States Consitution:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

The problem is, even though our country allows the freedom of religion, they do not protect those who attempt to practice their religious beliefs freely.

The perfect example of this occurred last year, when Pastor Terry Jones decided to have a public burning of the Quran to protest the building of a Mosque near Ground Zero in New York City. Believe me, I can see where the controversary with this idea arises, but to go to the extreme of burning the Islamic holy book is too far. This barbaric protest is not different than a Muslim burning the Holy Bible. You can’t tell someone what they believe is wrong, and, supposedly in our country, you are not allowed to torture someone just for believing something other than the majority.

I understand the harsh feelings our country has toward the Muslim nation, but you cannot blame what happened in 2001 on every single person who believes in the Islamic religion. Do African-Americans still blame whites in the south for their enslavement for hundreds of years?

Our country pressures us to stay with the majority to the point where anything else is considered blasphemy. Christians are no more entitled to practicing their religion than anybody else. The sooner our country opens their squinted eyes and embraces the diverse land we live in, the better off we will be.

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, Amnesty International’s Anti-Torture Protestors appeared on an episode of “Today Show” featuring Dick Cheney.

The group is protesting the former Vice President’s memoir, titled “In My Time”.   The anti-torture protest is demanding Cheney be held accountable for war crimes committed during the former President George W. Bush Administration’s “War on Terror” against Muslims.  The protest was captured live on NBC during the airing of the show, which can be viewed below:

Later in the day, the same group went on to make a protest at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.  At the rally, the protesters presented the Department of Justice spokesman with a copy of Cheney’s memoir and a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder with a letter demanding they investigate the alleged war crimes.

In an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday”, Cheney, when asked about the liberal bias of the protesters, responded to the allegations in the following statement:

“I think those of us right-thinking conservatives find that there are a lot of outlets out there now on the media, on the Internet that give us ample opportunity for our points of view to get across and to be heard. It’s the kind of situation with respect to my own circumstance, there is a lot of people who don’t like me, don’t like what I did in public life and disagree fundamentally with my views. It’s okay. It’s a democracy. I don’t need or I didn’t need 100 percent to prevail. I only needed 50% plus one. And I am not trying to impress anybody what a great candidate I make because running I don’t plan to be a candidate.” – Dick Cheney

Only time will tell if Cheney will be held accountable for his actions.