Ash Wednesday today the first day of lent and the beginning of 40 days of prayer and fasting observed by Christians throughout the country.The Jews will also gather to celebrate Passover in April, one of many traditions observed under the religious freedom that the U.S. Constitution was designed to preserve. Religious freedom in the United States has been an issue that has taken center stage in recent weeks. Religious Liberty is the freedom to choose and practice any religion. This does not differ from Liberty. An individual has the right to choose, think, and act for oneself so long as it does not negatively affect anyone else. Religion is a hot button in America, with a history of violence and mayhem in the name of religion. However, does the government have the right to force a fee upon you for practicing religion? I don't thinks so.