By: Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO and Chief Counsel for First Liberty Institute Today, Americans will pause to honor one of the core principles upon which our nation was founded: religious freedom. On January 16, 1786, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom — the forerunner to the First Amendment penned by Thomas Jefferson […]
By: Lathan Watts, Director of Community Relations for First Liberty Institute This new year will quickly reveal to the American people whether some Democrats in Washington have resolved to abandon their overused—and unconstitutional—religious test for office. Two Democrats in the Senate, Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Kamala Harris of California, recently […]
By: Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO and Chief Counsel for First Liberty Institute As many gathered around a Christmas tree last week, attorneys representing thousands of Americans were busy putting the finishing touches on friend-of-the-court briefs in support of the Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial. The “Peace Cross,” as local residents call […]
By: Mike Berry, Deputy General Counsel and director of military affairs for First Liberty Institute An anti-religion group is seeking to ban U.S. Air Force members from using their “duty day” to volunteer for the Salvation Army’s food distribution efforts over Christmas. The Christian Salvation Army, whose unofficial motto is “doing the […]
I didn’t know why we had a meager houseplant in the place of a Christmas tree. Didn’t everybody have a ‘Christmas plant’? By: Hiram Sasser, General Counsel with First Liberty Institute Each year, as fall gives way to winter, unmistakable events and hallmarks signify the beginning of the Christmas season. Family traditions […]
By: Keisha Russell, Associate Counsel with First Liberty Institute Much has changed in the 25 years since the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, was enacted. It was the fall of 1993, when Democratic President Bill Clinton signed RFRA into law. Few questioned its necessity. RFRA was introduced in the House by […]
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.✖