Senators are currently considering an amendment to the United States Constitution that would “repeal the free speech protections of the first Amendment.”
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled “Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People,” Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 94% delivered a passionate defense of the First Amendment and free speech — which is why he so adamantly opposes the amendment in question.
Examples of President Barack Obama’s hostility to religious freedom in America abound. Perhaps the most prominent example of his assault on religious freedom is the Department of Health and Human Services anti-conscience mandate in Obamacare, which requires employers to provide health insurance coverage that includes abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilizations. But the list goes on, and we’ve compiled just a few examples below.
Obamacare’s Anti-Conscience Mandate
The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will take up two cases challenging the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate. The anti-conscience mandate is a violation of employers’ First Amendment right of free exercise of religion, which is also guaranteed by the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act (RFRA).