In 1790, George Washington exchanged letters with Moses Seixas, the warden of the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, R.I. Seixas praised the newly formed United States for “affording to All liberty of conscience, and immunities of citizenship.” People who knew all too well what it meant to be deprived of the “invaluable rights of free Citizens” held religious liberty and freedom of conscience most dear.
In reply, Washington wrote that U.S. citizens had a “right to applaud themselves” for setting an example of “an enlarged and liberal policy” that enshrined freedom of conscience. He added that the ability of members of one faith to seek the benefit of all Americans is the foundation of America’s civic strength. Donald Wuerl, Charles Colson and Meir Y. Soloverichik writing for the Wall Street Journal. – Click To Read More…
Cardinal Wuerl is the archbishop of Washington, D.C. Mr. Colson is the founder of Prison Fellowship and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Rabbi Soloveichik is director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University and associate rabbi at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in Manhattan
Wether it’s TSA, the mandate in the Affordable Care Act or requiring employers to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception, your rights under the Constitution are being taken away. You do not have to be Jewish, Catholic or Protestant to be outraged.
The Obama administration is forcing you as a citizen of this country to take a stand. If you do not you loose. If you do not consider the basic tenant of liberty for all, you are lost to a runaway government that will continue to force your hand. – DSMW