ForAmerica’s Letter to the U.S. Senate Regarding the Rights of Conscience ActFebruary 15, 2012
February 15, 2012
Members of the United States Senate
United States Capitol
Washington, DC 20510
On behalf of ForAmerica’s 2 million supporters, I write to urge you to take a stand for the Constitution — the First Amendment, religious liberty and individual freedom — by casting a YES vote on Senator Roy Blunt’s Amendment #1520 the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act.
The recent ObamaCare regulations written and released by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius represent a blatant and unprecedented attack on the First Amendment, individual freedom, religious liberty and freedom of conscience. Indeed, these regulations represent perhaps the greatest intrusion on individual freedom and religious liberty in our nation’s history.
When writing about civil rights in 1809, Thomas Jefferson said, “No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than that which protects the rights of conscience against the enterprises of the civil society.” By voting YES on Senator Blunt’s freedom of conscience amendment you will inject constitutional sanity back into our government on this issue.
I also write to inform you that ForAmerica is establishing a Vote Scorecard for 2012. This will be the first Senate vote our organization will score for our 2 million supporters, constituents in your state, and for the public at large. ForAmerica has emerged as perhaps the most active social media community in the entire public policy arena. Of most critical concern to our millions of supporters is the desire to see ObamaCare repealed once and for all, and for those who made that commitment, to honor it. This community believes that Obama’s “mandate” dictating Americans violate their conscience in favor of the desires of the federal government is a clear abuse of federal power, and it must be stopped.
We fervently hope that on the ForAmerica Freedom Meter Scorecard, your vote will embrace liberty. Thank you for your time and consideration of this request.
L. Brent Bozell III
cc: U.S. Senate Chiefs of Staff