[President Newt Gingrich intends to establish a "Religious Freedom Commission" to oppose separation of church and state.]
Every time America has strayed from the proposition that all men are created by God, and that they are therefore equal, great suffering and turmoil has ensued.
Likewise, every time government oversteps its bounds and exerts control over an individual’s right to freedom of religion and freedom of conscience, or otherwise attempts to usurp his ability to discover truth for himself, it must lie to do so.
A government that prohibits an individual from praying or reading the Bible or displaying religious symbols in public is telling the lie that our Founders intended only certain types of religious expression to be protected.
A government that systematically erodes the people’s ability to make laws based on moral or religious judgment is lying about American history, the rule of law, and the American practice of self-government.
A government that tries to eliminate the concept “under God” from our Pledge of Allegiance as well as our entire political philosophy is lying not only about America’s religious heritage but about the nature of human freedom itself[...]
Today, there are ongoing efforts to remove the constitutional protections of faith and the faithful from our system of government, and to eliminate any public acknowledgment that our liberties come from God. No one should be fooled into believing that this was the intention of our Founding Fathers, nor that doing so will yield anything but a corrupt, despotic government.
The choice before us is whether to accept such a society, or to reaffirm and reassert the truth within our families, our workplaces, and our communities that the cause of human freedom can only be realized in a society that protects, supports, and defends the fundamental rights of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.
We believe that a presidential commission on religious freedom can play a crucial role in helping our nation’s leaders focus effectively on restoring our ‘noble inheritance’ of religious freedom, which was ‘bought by the toils, and sufferings’ of our ancestors and is simply indispensable to the fulfillment of America’s promise.
Newt Gingrich, Scribd 92 Comments
[12/29/2011 4:22:23 AM]
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Poor Gingrich. He was turned into a newt, but he never got any better.
12/30/2011 3:58:16 PM
12/30/2011 8:49:18 PM
How come religious freedom seems to be only freedom for Christians?
12/30/2011 11:03:01 PM
Bon chance pendejo
American politics reaches a new level of vile.
12/30/2011 11:07:14 PM
I second Bine's Welcome! @JohnTheAtheist
But hurry up, our present government wants to make us into Little USA. Our Christian Democrats are trying to force religion into government, and our conservatives have the hots for your social security net. They seem to think ours catch too many of the ones who really need a social security net, and leave too few who's desperate enough for a paycheck that they accept any terms, and any menial jobs.
12/31/2011 1:26:27 AM
Y'know, if any of these Tea-Brained RINOS become Prez in 2012, it's "Game Over" for the once-great United States of America. REAL Americans who value freedom, equality, religion/state separation & other "Age of Reason"/All-American values will all have to make the Big Exodus & "start over". Heck, we can move to Canada & continue the "American Dream". Lady Liberty will find a new home in the Maple Leaf & idiots like Prime Minister Harper won't have a chance! We'll nip the Conservative trend in the bud! Same is true for Sweden! Places like Canada & Scandinavia will be the beacon of freedom for the world to emulated. When the USA goes kerflooey, we'll say "WE TOLD YOU SO!!!!"
I hope it doesn't come to that & the States is saved....but everyone should prepare "Just in case". Set up a fund & also find ways for helping those who may have difficulty in moving.
12/31/2011 7:48:59 AM
Pre-2008, the Religious Right considered John McCain the worst RINO out there. Funny then, that during 2009, they thought the sun shone out of his arse; they were certainly prepared to kiss it at the drop of his trou.
...which of course had nothing to do with who his VP running-mate was, nosiree. [/sarcasm]
That's how bad it's become for the mainstream Republicans; the GOP is becoming an embarrassment to them. And hopefully when Obama has his 2nd term, it'll spell the end of the Teabaggers as we know them, as they tear each other apart.
12/31/2011 7:56:06 AM
I hope so, Anon-e-moose, I hope so.
12/31/2011 9:53:04 AM
Under God? Oh, that little tibit that was added in the fourties?
12/31/2011 6:35:58 PM
Rat of Steel
"Under God? Oh, that little tibit that was added in the forties?
1954, actually. T'was the high point of the McCarthy Era, if I remember my history correctly.
12/31/2011 8:31:10 PM
(Recycled comment... for possibly the last time...)
"And so (Newt Gingrich/Rick Santorum/Herman Cain/Michele Bachmann) became president in 2012, and that was the final nail in the coffin of US/Arab relations. That's why all middle Eastern countries stopped dealing in US dollars, that's why Pakistan cut off all support in the war on terror and began supporting the Taliban. Now the US faces a deadly nuclear standoff with Pakistan and Iran, just like it did with the Soviets for over four decades. That's why the British government received no warnings over the 2013 dirty bomb in London, that's why the BNP now have four MPs in the British Parliament, and that's why Muslims all over Europe are being persecuted by extreme right-wing organisations.
So you will understand now why gasoline is now $27 a gallon, and that is why the US miltary under (Gingrich/Santorum/Cain/Bachmann) have been seizing oil-bearing land from private ownership in Texas.
It is estimated that a full civil war will be inevitable within two years"...
1/1/2012 5:06:49 AM
1/9/2012 10:03:16 PM
This guy is as slimy as the animal he's named after
1/23/2012 5:37:57 PM
This guy has a shot at being the next president. Sweet dreams!
1/23/2012 8:03:30 PM
Ah the old "Freedom of religion, as long as that religion is a Christian one" argument.
2/23/2012 11:26:28 AM
You lost loser.
6/22/2012 9:18:31 AM
Filin De Blanc
I love how Gingrich the serial adulterer wants to force everyone else to live by the rules that he himself has never bothered to.
6/22/2012 9:43:09 AM
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