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 1. The Government is abusing the First Amendment to
the Constitution of freedom of religion.
2. The writer gives quotes from churches such as
quotes from the president from Kentucky’s Southern Baptist saying “The new policy effectively tells Christian
institutions that, if we want to remain true to our convictions and
consciences, we will have to cease serving the public." And a quote from
Bishop Ronald gainer of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington, who said: "If
we have an obligation to teach and give witness to the moral values that should
shape our lives and inspire our society, then there is a corresponding
obligation that we be allowed to follow and express freely those religious
values ... . Any government effort to curtail that freedom is an offense that
must be opposed."
3. The writer
is upset with the government’s actions on the abusement of the first amendment
of the constitution and is not going to put up with it along with a band of
others amongst the same minded issues.
4. The
writer does not state the opinion directly but through his quotes put into the editorial;
such as, “We cannot — we will not — comply with this unjust law. People of
faith cannot be made second-class citizens." says the Archbishop Joseph E.
Kurtz of Louisville. The reader can assume that the writer felt the same.
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6. You learn
that the writer is very strong felt towards the actions of the government.
7. This was written for the adult reader.
8. Yes the writer offers enough evidence to
convince me because with all that is being said I can relate to the issues with
belief and with what the government is proposing I also like the writer feel
very strongly towards these issues and agree for reform.

2. The
rhetorical strategies given from the writer would be repeatedly using quotes
from others in support of this issue when bishops, pastors and rabbis alike banded together last week to support
religious freedom. They understand what the framers realized when drafting the
Bill of Rights: If the rights of some are not protected, the rights of all are
in danger. Using quotes such as "The new policy effectively tells Christian institutions that, if we
want to remain true to our convictions and consciences, we will have to cease
serving the public,” says R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Kentucky’s
Southern Baptist theological seminary. And "The choice to interfere with
religious hospitals, charities and schools with a mandate violating their
religious views is disconcerting and will, in all probability, be totally
counterproductive, further polarizing this nation," said Jim Taylor,
president of the University of the Cumberlands. The writer used the quotes to
put his opinion through that “for the protection of everyone who enjoys the
freedom to worship how they wish, this mandate should be repealed. “