By: Jeremy Dys, Deputy General Counsel for First Liberty Institute It has taken five years of litigation — resulting in a four volume appendix — to determine whether a nearly 100-year-old veterans memorial is constitutional. On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear argument over […]
By: Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO and Chief Counsel for First Liberty Institute Democratic senators have a new habit of asking judicial and executive branch nominees about their religious beliefs during confirmation hearings. Asking such questions violates the spirit, if not the letter, of Article VI of the Constitution. Future nominees should […]
By: Jeremy Dys, Deputy General Counsel for First Liberty Institute Every citizen of legal age is qualified to serve in government. The Constitution contemplates that we ought to be self-governed by diverse, citizen lawmakers. When senators wag their fingers at nominees and attempt — with not a little incredulity — to […]
By: Josh Hammer, Of Counsel for First Liberty Institute Captain Henry Lewis Hulbert received the Medal of Honor “for extraordinary heroism” for his bravery in Guam in the 1800s. He also received the Navy Cross and the Croix de Guerre with palm — the latter a French military decoration — during […]
In 1919 mothers who lost their sons in World War I designed a cross-shaped memorial in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The American Legion was tasked with building the cross-shaped memorial and it was dedicated in 1925. And now, nearly 100 years later, atheists and humanists want to tear down what […]
By: Chelsey Youman, Senior Counsel for First Liberty Institute You may have noticed that private Christian schools are suddenly under immense criticism. Starting with the announcement that Second Lady Karen Pence returned to a teaching job at a Christian school in Virginia, followed almost immediately by controversy over students from Covington […]
To The American Legion:
As a grateful citizen, I support your effort to honor those who have fallen in battle and to keep the Bladensburg WWI Veterans Memorial standing as a visible reminder of valor, sacrifice, endurance, and devotion.
Veterans memorials like the one in Bladensburg, MD are symbols reminding us of the sacrifice of our service members and the cost of war. Tearing down the Bladensburg Memorial would erase the memory of the 49 fallen heroes of Prince George’s County—like they never even existed.
We cannot allow the Bladensburg Memorial to be bulldozed.
Please know that you have my support and backing in your petition to the U.S. Supreme Court.✖