“Religious freedom – the right to practice any faith or to choose no faith at all – is a fundamental human right of all people. I was encouraged to hear you say that a “first priority” of your administration will be to “preserve and protect our religious liberty,” and I believe there are several steps you can take to make that commitment a reality”.
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On Monday, GING-PAC endorsed Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) appeared at a Concerned Veterans For America conference to discuss the VA and the importance of free speech and the First Amendment to the attendees. Gowdy’s comments begin 41 minutes into this video. Gowdy has led the charge in the House in investigating Hillary’s email server scandal, her lies about Benghazi and the IRS scandal involving the targeting of Tea Party groups.
The attempts to ban “fake news;” smear antiwar, anti-Federal Reserve, and other pro-liberty movements as Russian agents; and stop independent organizations from discussing a politician’s record before an election are all parts of an ongoing war on the First Amendment. All Americans, no matter their political persuasion, have a stake in defeating these efforts to limit free speech.
If Hillary avoids being indicted by the FBI on espionage charges and is elected POTUS, we can expect another four years of expanded government, higher taxes, open borders, widespread abortion on demand, and a growing “transgender” movement that will destroy the First Amendment.
Senator James Lankford (R-OK) has applauded the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to change its documentation to accurately reflect America’s First Amendment right of freedom of ‘religion’, and not just freedom of ‘worship’. Last year, Lankford urged the Department to make this change. Last Thursday, DHS issued a notice to the public that they are currently in the process of updating all relevant internal and external publications, including test study materials, to reflect this ‘freedom of religion’ change in terminology.
Senator Lankford & Congressman Randy Forbes: Let Coach Kennedy Remain Free To Pray, As We Are In CongressNov 2nd, 2015 | By fyork
The Supreme Court recently stated, “It is an elemental First Amendment principle that government may not coerce its citizens to support or participate in any religion or its exercise.” The Court went on to state that “an Establishment Clause violation is not made out any time a person experiences a sense of affront from the expression of contrary views.”
Senator Lankford, Rep. Forbes Lead Congressional Challenge To Washington School District In Support of Praying Football CoachOct 28th, 2015 | By fyork
Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA), co-chairmen of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, yesterday sent a Member of Congress letter to Bremerton, Washington School District officials to defend the First Amendment right of Bremerton High School football coach Joseph Kennedy to pray after games.
Religious freedom was a major inspiration for the founding of the early American Republic, revered by our Founding Fathers, and recognized in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as a fundamental right. It has also been repeatedly recognized internationally. The first U.S. President, George Washington, affirmed in his 1796 Farewell Address that “of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports.”
As a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, I am outraged. The committee has just completed a two year investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s unconstitutional targeting of American citizens. Our worst fears have been confirmed. We have proof that the IRS was and is complicit in successful efforts to deny free speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment.
The First Amendment prohibits the government, including governmental public colleges and universities, from infringing on free speech and the free exercise of religion. The First Amendment states: “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 …” Yet despite these constitutional protections, speech-restrictive policies in our nation’s public colleges and universities remain.