Exactly why should the White House sidewalk be designated a restricted zone for free speech? If any places are most appropriate for defending fundamental rights of our Constitution they are in front the White House, in front of the Supreme Court, and in front of the Capitol, the sites that symbolize the three branches of government. A big thank you to the courageous Christians who took their message to White House!
Police Stop Prayers Outside White House
The pictures of Christians praying on the sidewalk reminded me of the suffragettes arrested by Woodrow Wilson for demanding the vote. We know who won that battle.
Suffragettes demonstrated for the right to vote. Christians' are demonstrating for something even more fundamental -- the right to freedom of religion. Let's remind President Obama of statements he made at the U.N.:
"[O]ur Constitution protects the right to practice free speech. Here in the United States, countless publications provoke offense. Like me, the majority of Americans are Christian, and yet we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs....in a diverse society, efforts to restrict speech can become a tool to silence critics."President Obama has attempted to restrict free speech on numerous occasions. His actions against people of faith are even more egregious. The right to freedom of religion is the first right guaranteed by our Constitution. If President Obama can eliminate that right through the HHS mandate, can loss of free speech be far behind?