I heard your interview where you claimed that a 16-year-old girl was being "coerced by evil people" for insisting that her public school comply with federal law. As a politician and government representative, how dare you! You should be on Ms. Ahlquist's side, supporting our youth for being civic-minded and having a knowledge and understanding of her nation's Constitution that even her educators and government officials seem to lack. You should be on the side of truth, justice, and law instead of tacitly supporting the actions of those who seek to undermine our nation's secular foundation of the separation of Church and State, of those who chose to respond to a lesson in Constitutional law with threats of violence ... towards a teenaged girl!
You are not serving your country or your people. You are not upholding our nation's honorable origins and principles. You are, instead, choosing to publicly villify those who believe in this great nation and strive to defend it from those who would tear it down and build in its place a theocracy where individual rights are trampled on under the boots of bigoted bullies who do not know their own history, laws, or philosophy of government.
You do not deserve to represent anyone, since you obviously do not represent truth or the Constitution. I think you owe Ms. Ahlquist a public apology and a public rebuking of the behaviour of the administration who broke the law and lied under oath, and of the Christians who threatened this girl with rape, death, and eternal torture for daring to uphold the law and speak the truth under oath. This is not the kind of example I expect from public figures who claim the moral high ground.
A Concerned Citizen
Jessica Ahlquist went to a public school that posted a clearly Christian prayer on its property. Jessica pointed out to the administration that it was breaking the law, will it please take down the prayer? The administration refused, so the ACLU pointed out that it was breaking the law, will it please take down the prayer? The administration continued to refuse, so a compromise was offered - keep the prayer banner, but lose the "Heavenly Father" at the beginning & the "amen" at the end. The administration continued to refuse, so the matter was taken to court. The school lost and the judge declared that it was a violation of the Constitution because there was no doubt that it was religious in nature.
Since asking the administration to remove the prayer and pointing out it's legal violation, Jessica, a 16 year old high school student, has been subject to a mountain of harassment and violent threats from so-called Christians who object to following the law and refuse to see how the separation of Church and State is to their benefit as well as ours. These followers of the "religion of love" have declared that Jessica is evil, that she deserves to be raped and killed and tortured for eternity, and that they have every legal and moral right to break the law and lie under oath.
Democratic Representative Peter Palumbo was interviewed on the subject, where he was recorded as having said that Jessica was being "coerced by evil people" and had nothing to say about those bullies who have threatened Jessica or the administration who broke the law and lied under oath.
So I wrote this letter to Rep. Palumbo to tell him what I think of him as a state representative. You can find more details, including links to sources at http://freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd/2012/01/15/peter-g-palumbo-needs-to-get-some-emails-and-voted-out-of-office/
. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (401) 785-2882 to share your opinions with Rep. Palumbo directly.