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Oppose the Pledge Protection Act!

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Next week, the House of Representatives will be voting on the "Pledge Protection Act" (H.R. 2389), misguided legislation that would strip all federal courts, including the Supreme Court, from hearing First Amendment challenges to the Pledge of Allegiance and from enforcing longstanding constitutional rights in federal court.


H.R. 2389 is an extreme and unwise proposal that would undermine the crucial separation of powers at the heart of our government and deny religious minorities from seeking enforcement of their longstanding constitutional rights in ALL federal courts.


By threatening to eviscerate the courts, this bill creates a dangerous precedent and constitutes bad policy. It would undermine public confidence in the federal courts by expressing hostility toward them, threaten the legitimacy of future congressional action by removing the federal courts as a neutral arbiter of Americans' rights, and reject the unifying function of the federal judiciary by denying federal courts the opportunity to interpret the law. This bill is an attack on our very system of government, and must be opposed.

Please CALL, FAX, EMAIL you Representative and urge him or her to OPPOSE THE PLEDGE PROTECTION ACT, H.R. 2389.


Americans United for the Separation of Church & State


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OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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