What the Heck? Have Democrat Senators finally shown their hand as Communists?
Senators Should Be Recalled For Their Disregard of Constitution and Office
First Amendment – Religion and Expression. 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, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Stop Senate Bigotry Against Christian Judges
September 9, 2017
Leftist Senators just attacked one of President Trump’s judicial nominees because she is a Christian. This is anti-Christian bigotry. The message of the Left is clear: Christians need not apply. This behavior was unacceptable in 1776, and it is unconstitutional today. Being a Christian should never disqualify anyone from public office. We demand an apology. We demand an end to this unconstitutional bigotry.
President Donald Trump nominated the highly qualified Notre Dame Law Professor Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Among her many accolades, Professor Barrett clerked for the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. She also happens to be a devout, pro-life Roman Catholic. (Also Al Frankin.)
Earlier this week, Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) turned a routine Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Professor Barrett into a religious inquisition. Senator Feinstein called Professor Barrett’s Christian faith a “concern” and snidely declared that “the dogma lives loudly within you.” Senator Durbin insultingly asked if Professor Barrett considered herself “an orthodox Catholic” and refused to accept her answer.
Think about that for a minute. Two senior U.S. Senators attacked a Christian woman’s faith in an open hearing, mocking her beliefs and outright insinuating that she was unfit to serve on the bench because she dare be a Christian.
This kind of bigoted, anti-Christian discrimination has no place in the U.S. Senate.
So just what was so concerning and dogmatic to Senator Feinstein? Professor Barrett’s conclusion, in a twenty-year-old law review article, that Catholic judges who have a deeply held religious belief in the sanctity of all life, from birth to death, and who are concerned about the moral implications of imposing the death penalty should recuse themselves from death penalty cases at sentencing. A mainline Catholic belief. How scandalous.
Professor Barrett never said Catholic teaching should supplement the law or that her faith should have any bearing on the outcome of a case. In fact, she said the exact opposite: “It is never appropriate for a judge to apply their personal convictions, whether it derives from faith or personal conviction.” What Professor Barrett said was absolutely legally and constitutionally correct. That’s the ethical standard.
By attacking Professor Barrett for her faith, Senators Feinstein and Durbin turned the Constitution on its head. The Constitution is crystal clear: “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
Yet, even after the hearing, Senator Durbin maintained “that going into a persons religion is not the right thing to do in every circumstance” but it was in this case. That’s absurd and constitutionally ignorant. Judging someone’s fitness for office based on their religion is “not the right thing to do” in any circumstance. Period.
Imagine if Professor Barrett was an Orthodox Jew, a Hindu, a Buddhist, or a Muslim. Imagine the utter outrage of the Left. But because she is a Christian, it’s ok? Outrageous.
But unfortunately, this is not the first time the Left has put a Christian nominee for public office on trial for their faith. On June 7, 2017, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) declared Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee to become the Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, unfit for office. Why? Vought’s Christian faith. Senator Sanders accused Vought of Islamophobia because of an article he wrote saying the Jesus Christ is necessary for salvation. Apparently, the mere act of believing in Christ is grounds to bar someone from public office.
It is almost as if the Left has never heard of Article VI of the Constitution or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Maybe they just don’t believe those protections apply to Christians. Such anti-Christian bigotry and political hypocrisy is dangerous. We must not allow it to continue.
We demand Senator Feinstein and Senator Durbin apologize to Professor Barrett and to the American people. They have violated her rights and this nation’s first freedom: the freedom of religion. No American may be denied public office solely on account of their faith.
Let me be clear. The Left’s anti-Christian bigotry will fail. Professor Barrett, a highly qualified candidate for the federal bench, will soon be Judge Barrett. The American people will not stand for this blatant religious bigotry. It’s time we speak out. Take action with us.
The Left’s utter disdain for Christians will not be tolerated any longer.
Petition set up HERE.
This is absolutely unacceptable…….if they were going to rip judges over religion WHY didn’t they also rip into those in Judiciary and in Congress who have Islamic, Jewish, Atheist, or other religious concerns? First ONLY a Muslim Judge has to date refused to use “oath taking” through affirmation or through Bible. That Judge demanded and received verbal oath using a Quran and with religious members surrounding them in attendance at that ceremony.
There IS no difference except that the prior administration choose to view the Islamic religion above Christian, Jewish, or other religions. That administration’s plan is OVER. It is time to return to our own constitutional rights and the sovereignty of our own nation not some “world organization” or prioritized world religious movement.
The hypocrisy of congressional members holding office in our Congress being allowed to berate a Judge for exercising a right to Christian Religious beliefs without impunity or censorship is absolutely terrifying.
Congress is a place of immense power tasked through our founding documents with upholding those words of the Constitution while overseeing and making laws including — NO ONE can “make a law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”)
What is next?
….colleges refuse to admit Christian students? OH WAIT, that is already happening
….businesses refuse to hire Christian employees? OH WAIT, that is already happening
….military refuses to allow Christian ministers and soldiers to pray? OH WAIT, that is already happening
….expunging Christian words from public view? OH WAIT, that is already happening
IF CHRISTIANS DON’T STAND UP AND DEMAND ACTION, THEN THE COMMUNISTS, ATHEISTS, AND ISLAMIC GROUPS WILL RUN RIGHT OVER THEM.
Where are all the religious leaders who should be outraged at this communist demand to remove religion from the rights of personal freedom?
Where are all the constitutionalists who should be outraged at this communist demand to remove religion from the rights expressed in our FIRST Amendment?
Where are citizens of the USA who should be outraged that the erosion of the Constitution and the rights of our country as a ‘Free Sovereign Nation’ are under attack and nearly eliminated by the Democrat Party some of them helped elect to office? If the Socialist Democrat Party gets away with this, then expect the continued assault and destruction of the Constitution and our rights as citizens.
No wonder that ANTIFA and BLM as well as other ANTI-AMERICAN groups have become so strong…Congress members have been encouraging them in thought, word, and deed.
DEMAND THAT THE SENATORS INVOLVED IN THIS TRAVESTY APOLOGIZE
AND RECUSE THEMSELVES FROM VOTING IN ANY FURTHER CONFIRMATION HEARINGS.
Clearly they are acting in support of an Anti-Constitutional Agenda
and should be removed.