Tag: amendment

Is TRUMP wise to Repeal of the Johnson Amendment?

The Johnson Amendment is a provision in the U.S. tax code that prohibits all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Should churches stop being 501(c)3? “The restriction was championed by (Lyndon Johnson) in 1954 when Johnson was a U.S. senator running for re-election. A conservative nonprofit group that wanted to limit the treaty-making ability of the president produced material that called for electing his primary opponent, millionaire rancher-oilman Dudley Dougherty, and defeating […]

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING AMENDMENT 1

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING AMENDMENT 1 TO THE TENNESSEE CONSTITUTION 2014 WHEREAS, a ruling in 2000 by the Tennessee Supreme Court declared that a right to abortion is implicit in the Tennessee Constitution, thereby making enforcement of protective life-affirming legislation unlikely, if not impossible; and WHEREAS, Senate Joint Resolution 127 proposes an amendment to the Constitution that will be designated “Amendment 1” on the 2014 Tennessee general election ballot stating, “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a […]

First Amendment has served America well for 223 years

John Stuart Mill had it right: If you disagree with political speech, the best cure is more speech, not less. The First Amendment has served America well for 223 years. When Democrats tried something similar in 1997, Sen. Ted Kennedy was right to say: “In the entire history of the Constitution, we have never amended the Bill of Rights, and now is no time to start.”