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We'll fight for faith continues this time it's religion within the ranks.
We're talking with the military ranks it seems like it's a problem for the White House they're fighting an amendment.
That would guarantee free religious expression in the military.
We see a congressman John -- is sponsoring.
And I think he joins us now congressman thanks for.
Thanks for joining us so how exactly.
Is the White House justifying its opposition to what seems pretty -- for defense of the First Amendment.
An individual's right to practice his religion.
Yes well -- that's a great question to be honest with you the White House really is not defending their position.
For some reason.
They don't want military members to be able to freely expressed their religious beliefs.
And we've seen with this administration a broad -- not just in the military.
But -- others as well.
It -- it doesn't really add up I mean this is administration that has put a premium on protecting the rights of the individual right is beefed up of course enforcement.
A very civil rights laws and -- rights division that the Justice Department you'd think.
That they would be interested in protecting the most basic of all civil rights which is the right to practice your religion how are they getting in the way.
Well many ways we've seen us deer in the Obama administration Tucker a lot of things have happened.
We've seen bibles taken from the rooms of Walter Reed hospital.
We saw Franklin Graham who was disinvited after being invited to speak before groups.
We have chaplains who have been intimidated.
If not judicial punishment.
For sharing your faith with others individuals not being allowed to put a Bible.
On their desk.
And so -- we decided to put an amendment in the national defense authorization act.
They would say that military members aren't fully entitled.
To express their -- As long as it's within certain confines.
Which would be military readiness good order and discipline.
And of course without any coercion to others -- for some reason the administration's been against there.
OK so it's one thing to pass a law in this case an amendment to the defense authorization.
Act it's another thing to enforce it and that's where the Obama administration -- fallen down correct in forcing this law.
Well the the current language.
I think his is somewhat adequate but it's be it it's not it's a little bit vague and it's not been properly enforced.
So modeling which will clarify the as he did passed through.
The house armed services committee.
Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee took it up in fair.
Armed services committee in the senate.
It flew through their committee -- well have to Democrats voted for so what has tremendous.
Ford momentum yes and so we're we're really asking that the president go ahead and reconsider its position on this society in the law.
But for your viewers who -- interested in we actually have a brochure on my web site.
A clear and present danger.
Where you can learn more about this all the different things that have occurred over the last fight in years.
And simply go to -- dot house dot gov Fleming dot house dot gov and you can learn more about -- Congressman thanks a lot for bringing this to our -- I've -- if you get a national poll on this you'd find an overwhelming majority.
Of American support your position I think you're absolutely right Tucker thanks a -- congressman well each.
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