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  • The Struggle for Freedom is Never Over

    by Representative Doug LaMalfa

    Posted on 2015-12-15

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    LaMALFA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LaMALFA. Mr. Speaker, 224 years ago today the States ratified the first 10 amendments to our Constitution.

    These most basic rights remain the bedrock of our society; yet, even today we have seen them come under attack: Freedom of speech has been attacked by some who prefer not to hear dissenting opinions, forgetting that it applies to all.

    The right to bear arms is under constant threat from those who would prefer that only criminals are armed and that law-abiding Americans are defenseless.

    Freedom from unreasonable search and seizure has come under attack from our own government, which believes we must sacrifice liberty for security.

    Freedom of religion, the very right our Founders sought when they fled their homes overseas, is threatened by those who would coerce Americans to violate their faith in their day-to-day lives.

    In every instance, the House of Representatives has fought to preserve these rights, but this serves to remind us that the struggle for freedom is never over, that we must always remain vigilant, and that freedom is but one generation from extinction.

    But today we mark this anniversary in celebration of the vision the Founders had. God bless them, and God bless America for having done so.


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