In the Spirit of Freedom of Religion, Reps Form New Group
The impetus of the United States was but a handful of pilgrims fleeing from religious persecution. Since the founding of this great nation in 1776, freedom of religion has been etched into the fabric of our Constitution and impressed by our leaders.
George Washington once said:
Every man … ought to be protected in worshiping the Deity according to the dictates of his own conscience.”
This proclamation by our founding father wasn’t for the protection of every American but rather “every man.” It then is fitting that the United States, a nation formed for the protection of religious minorities, would fight for religious freedom throughout the world.
Just this past month, our representatives adhered to this call through the formation of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus. A caucus is a group of congressional leaders who share and enact a common goal, and the common goal for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus is to ensure the protection of all religious minorities throughout the world. Even though partisan gridlock has hindered congressional progress, the protection of all religious minorities is so fundamental to our identity that Democrats and Republicans both support this caucus. California Democrat Representative …read more at independent.com