The Wall Trump Is Tearing Down

The first American to win the Nobel Prize for literature was Sinclair Lewis. In his 1935 novel, “It Can’t Happen Here, Lewis wrote his prophetic words, “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the Flag, carrying a cross.”

On May 4, 2017, President signed an Executive Order permitting tax-exempt religious entities to engage in political activities. One of the most fundamental of American freedoms is the No Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. As Thomas Jefferson wrote, the First Amendment provides for “a wall of separation” between the government and religion. The President’s Order today is a clear and palpable unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment. There must be no religion in government and no government in religion.

I urge every legislator, leader and citizen to rise up and challenge the validity of this outrageous and pernicious Executive Order in the courts, public forums and peacefully in the streets. When I am elected to Congress, I will do everything in my power to stop this dangerous march towards an Iran-style theocracy in the United States. Join me and do your part in this critically important effort.