We Americans are blessed with a rich spiritual heritage. Dating back to the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact, our society has been based upon Christian principles. Our culture is imbued with Judeo-Christian values. Until recent times the display of religious symbols in public arenas – without controversy, testified to the broad cultural consensus regarding the important influence of religion.
Today our Judeo – Christian heritage and our prevailing value system are under relentless attack.
The ACLU and its lawsuit mentality exemplifies the determination of militant atheists and radical secularists to re-make the United States into their own image – Godless and faithless.
Their mission is to purge every vestige of our Judeo-Christian heritage from public life – no Ten Commandment displays, Stars of David or Christian Crosses in public buildings or on public grounds, no prayers at public events, no reading from the Bible or even references to God or the Scriptures at public events. They intend to remove “In God We Trust” from our coins and currency. They want to take “One Nation, Under God” out of the Pledge of Allegiance.
The truth is that these folks are the most intolerant force in our society today. They want to silence people of faith.
Unfortunately, the secularists and historical revisionists are often aided and abetted by black-robed judicial tyrants who have perverted the Constitution’s specific prohibition against an official state – sponsored, tax-supported religion. They have twisted the Constitution into a weapon with which to deprive the vast majority of Americans of the right to express their faith.
The activist federal judges are accomplices in a strategy to purge hundreds of years of Judeo-Christian influence and values from the public square.
As a member of Congress, I will do everything within my power to make sure that government coercion is not used to impose a secular orthodoxy upon the American people and American institutions.
In fact, the Constitution confers upon Congress the power to limit the jurisdiction of federal judges. It also grants Congress the power of impeachment. We must prevent judges from legislating from the bench, using judicial fiat to suppress the public acknowledgement of God and the display of America’s most time-honored symbols of our faith traditions.
I will be a Congressman who will be vocal on behalf of religious liberty and in defense of American religious heritage.