When the "founding fathers" wrote the first amendment to the constitution, they were reacting to the government from which they had just freed themselves. Nowhere in this amendment does it say "separation of church and state". It plainly says that the government cannot tell us what religion we must embrace. I'm pretty sure they didn't mean to say a small village could not erect a creche, or a menorah. Likewise, my reading of the first amendment does not give anyone the right to block off streets, overturn police cars , or spit on police. It merely says that we can PEACEABLY assemble, and ask Our government leaders to listen to us. The fact that this amendment has been been so bastardized by the courts in no way detracts from what "The Framers" wanted our laws to be.