The Part of the First Amendment that Walter Jones Hasn’t Read
|Text of H.Res. 399, introduced by Rep. Walter Jones (NC):||Text of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution:|
|Whereas the United States of America was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles, and even today many Americans believe that our strength comes from these principles;
Whereas the creator is explicitly mentioned in the Declaration of Independence as endowing us with all of our rights;
Whereas in Jeremiah 1:5 the Bible reads “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.”; and
Whereas in 1 Timothy 4:1–5 the Bible reads “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils”: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives calls upon the Speaker to encourage committee chairs to schedule the following legislation for immediate committee consideration, then follow through with scheduling votes on the House floor if they are reported favorably by their respective committees:
(1) H.R. 2802, the First Amendment Defense Act, introduced by Mr. Labrador of Idaho.
(2) H. Res. 359, Providing that the House of Representatives disagrees with the majority opinion in Obergefell et al. v. Hodges, and for other purposes, introduced by Mr. King of Iowa.
(3) H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, introduced by Ms. Black of Tennessee.
(4) H.R. 3197, the Protecting Life and Taxpayers Act of 2015, introduced by Ms. Black of Tennessee.
|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.|