Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is a woman who speaks the truth:
“[Pelosi] is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said that she’s just trying to save the planet,” Bachmann said. “We all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet — we didn’t need Nancy Pelosi to do that.”
An ignorant commenter responds and wants to silence Michele Bachmann’s voice in Congress:
August 12th, 2008 at 4:38 pm
I think Michelle needs to be reminded of the “seperation of church and state”. She can be “hot” for Jesus but leave it out of politics or let’s start taxing the churches! She has got to go!
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has got things right, and “mugs2575” has them wrong.
Read the constitution…you will not find the words “Separation” “Church” or “State” in the 1st Amendment:
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.
The First Amendment restricts Congress, not churches.
The First Amendment restricts Congress from establishing (creating, owning, operating) a religion. It does not restrict Congress or our representatives from endorsing Christianity. Congress has been endorsing Christianity ever since the conception of our country. Benjamin Franklin called for prayer at the constitutional convention, and every session of Congress has begun with a prayer. Even Barack Obama knows that. Watch the video of the prayer opening the Senate sessions on June 21, 2007 when Barack Obama was acting in place of Senator Byrd.
Guest Chaplain Rev. Linda Arey recites the following Bible passage…
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
…and she prays “In the name of Jesus” twice.
After Rev. Arey finished, Senator Barack Obama said “Amen.”
Even Barack Obama knows that it has been this way since the conception (even before the birth on July 4, 1776) of our country.
The First Amendment restricts Congress from making any law prohibiting the free exercise of religion. That means that the IRS regulation restricting the free speech of churches is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
Thank God for people like Congresswoman Michele Bachmann who know the truth and stand up for the truth.
The Ultra-Left declared war on the Ultra-Right a long time ago, and the Ultra-Right is finally starting to fight back.
UPDATE: “mugs2575” favors using the threat of taxation as a tool to silence churches. You know who else likes to use taxes as one of his favorite tools of oppression and intimidation?
The threat of prosecution for tax fraud is the Kremlin’s weapon of choice against anyone who dares to challenge its hegemony.
“mugs2575” seems to have a lot in common with the Communists.