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2/16/2012 11:42:19 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Contact the U.S. Senate: Oppose Judicial Activism

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Contact the U.S. Senate: Oppose Judicial Activism

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

We need your help. Jesse Furman, a lawyer with a proven track record
of anti-Christian bigotry and judicial activism, has been nominated to
the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. A vote
is scheduled in the Senate tomorrow.

HSLDA believes that the proposed confirmation of Mr. Furman should be
stopped, because a traditional originalist view of the U.S.
Constitution protects our rights as parents.

In a brief to the Supreme Court in the Good News Club case (which
arose in New York), Furman wrote:

"In short, while the public school is '[d]esigned to serve as perhaps
the most powerful agency for promoting cohesion among a heterogeneous
democratic people,' the Good News Club is designed to do quite the
opposite: to label children as either 'saved' or 'unsaved' and, thus,
to promote religious belief in general and Christian belief in
particular. Indeed, the Good News Club expressly teaches that
adherence to a particular faith is essential to one's standing in the
community - that those who 'have received the Lord Jesus as [their]
Savior from sin ... belong to God's special group - His family.' "

Furman characterized all of traditional Christianity as intolerant,
and declared that a "categorical exclusion of that [Christian] speech
as both a reasonable, viewpoint-neutral limitation, consistent with
the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment, and as a limitation
mandated by the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment."

Request for Action:

Call the following key senators at (202) 224-3121 and ask them to
oppose Mr. Furman's nomination:

Alexander (R-TN)
Brown (R-MA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Collins (R-ME)
Graham (R-SC)
Isakson (R-GA)
Kirk (R-IL)
Lugar (R-IN)
McCain (R-AZ)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Nelson (D-NE)
Snowe (R-ME)
Thune (R-SD).

Time is of the essence, so please call today!

For more information on why Jesse Furman should be opposed, click
here: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13785

Standing with you for freedom,


James R. Mason
HSDLA Senior Counsel

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