February 10, 2009 - 01:42 AM
by Mike Huckabee
The dust is settling on the “bipartisan” stimulus bill and one thing is clear: it is anti-religious.
Yes, both the House and Senate bills have a provision that prohibits federal dollars for higher education construction grants to be used for:
“…modernization, renovation, or repair of facilities--used for sectarian instruction, religious worship…or a school or department of divinity; or in which a substantial portion of the functions of the facilities are subsumed in a religious mission.”
You would think the ACLU drafted this bill…
During debate, Senator Jim DeMint offered an amendment to strike the provision from the bill but it failed 43-54, with Democrats voting overwhelmingly for this blatantly anti-religious provision.
What can we do? In the short term we can call our Senators and Representatives in Congress and voice our displeasure. You can find their contact information here.
In the long term, we need to kick the Democrats out of Congress, especially the ones masquerading as “conservative Democrats” while voting like Barney Frank.
I know it is much easier to hit the delete button on this email than to take the time to make a few calls or write a letter, I get that. Before you do however, I urge you to try and answer one question: Why would Democrats add this provision into a spending bill that they say is “urgently needed” to help our economy?
The answer is troubling and predictable. For all of the talk about bipartisanship, this Congress is blatantly liberal. Emily’s List, radical environmental groups, etc. all have a seat at the decision making table in Washington these days. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are in charge and they are working with an equally “progressive” President Obama (remember his voting record is more liberal than Ted Kennedy!).
Republicans and conservatives must rally against their agenda.
This is the opening round of the Democrats’ campaign for BIG government. We cannot afford to sit round one out, because if we do, they will only become more emboldened and their grab for power more audacious and damaging to our country and our freedoms.
Please join us today and then forward this blog to 10 friends. Too much is at stake for Republicans to sit this one out on the sidelines.
Sometime you might wonder why your joining HuckPAC matters and how your contributions make a difference. This is an example of our calling out our volunteers who can make a difference by churning out the phone calls and emails to let those on Capitol Hill know that we’re outraged that they would take such a cheap shot at people of faith.
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