Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I received a response from my Congressman about H.Res. 847. Click the image above to read it. The funny thing is, I also received a response addressed to Ms. Kristin H., I suppose she was the next letter in the list and accidentally got folded in with mine. Yay for those who sent in a letter! Though, there are several alphabetical letters between my last name and the next, so perhaps there weren't that many.
Anyway, to address his points:
1. It doesn't matter how many votes the resolution passed by. That's an Appeal to Popularity.
2. It doesn't matter that there were resolutions for Diwali and Ramadan too. I oppose those resolutions as well as I think they're frivolous. But I specifically object to statements in H.Res 847 more than in the other two.
Whereas there are approximately 2,000,000,000 Christians throughout the world, making Christianity the largest religion in the world and the religion of about one-third of the world population;I'll grant that there are a lot of Christians in the world, but those numbers sound inflated. They only estimate 1,500,000,000 Muslims in the Ramadan resolution.
(4) acknowledges and supports the role played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the United States and in the formation of the western civilization;
This only perpetuates a myth that our government was founded on the Bible and Christianity.
I like what Representative Moore says about the First Amendment and I'd be more willing to believe him if he didn't vote on resolutions like H.Res 847.