The recent decision by your administration to proceed with the violation of the First Amendment rights of millions of American citizens offends me. Your administration dares to ignore the very clear words and intent of our founders by demanding that faith-based employers ignore their conscience and the doctrines of their faith BECAUSE YOU SAY SO.
Mr. President, this will not happen. those of us who believe that we are not permitted by our God to participate in sterilization, abortion, and contraception by paying for it will simply not obey your orders. We choose to obey our God.
Furthermore, I believe that you will find that many who disagree with us as regards sterilization, abortion, and contraception will agree that the First Amendment prohibits the government of the United States from making such demands. They are wise enough to know that they cannot simply ignore this violation of the First Amendment then whine when their rights are trampled.
In case you have forgotten, the First Amendment states:
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.
You are doubtless aware of the hundreds of thousands of citizens who marched on Washington in support of Life last Monday. That was nothing compared to the numbers of people who are angry about this assault on our First Amendment rights. We vote. We campaign. We will not tolerate this.