House panel flip-flops on God & liberty resolution

The House Civil Justice Subcommittee, which in early March rejected a proposal to include a declaration  that God is the source of all liberty, has changed its mind in April.

The panel on Wednesday revived the measure by Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, (HJR37) and approved it on voice vote. The move came after a motion to reconsider was filed by Rep. Martin Daniel, R-Knoxville, who voted against the measure on March 1 and for it on the second try.

If the proposal is ultimately approved – a long process that would take years – this language would be added to the Tennessee Constitution:

“We recognize that our liberties do not come from governments, but from almighty God.”

3 Responses to House panel flip-flops on God & liberty resolution

  • ANITA TAYLOR says:

    Thanks to Rep Micah Van Huss!!! We appreciate ALL that you are doing…..GREAT JOB!!!

  • Michael Lottman says:

    It is unfortunate that some benighted legislators have decided to use our state constitution to impose their religious views upon our system of civil government. The constitution is not the place to debate the origin of this-and-that legally enacted provisions, which may reflect any number of valid considerations and not just someone’s religion. The proposed amendment also raises the spectre of individuals’ deciding, and acting on that decision, that they no longer need to observe or be guided by some validly enacted provision of law because of their own personal interpretation about what their God says to them. This standard that would open the door to unlimited cynical declarations of various law-breakers’ right to exercise their self-determined “religion,” and would result in absolute anarchy.

  • Linda says:

    I am a fiscal conservative and a Christian. I wish our state legislature would buy a clue and get busy solving the real problems in our state such as urban crime and a failing education department. I don’t need to have a law in writing to tell me what comes from God!

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