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TO FREE AMERICANS!
The blood-bought liberties of our American heritage now stand face to face with a drastic crisis. Senator Henry Jackson (D-Wash.) and his Interior committee is sponsoring an Energy Bill, No. S 622, to give the President standby authority to meet essential energy needs of America. It comes before the Senate April 7, 1975.
Bill No. S 622, which, no doubt, Senator Jackson's committee thinks is important, is sponsoring a rider bill for Sunday law legislation. This item, history will prove, is a step backward. It is contrary to the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United states which says: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
If Bill No. S 622 advocates only a Sunday closing law and restriction on travel and is only civil in its beginning, it will develop rapidly into a religious institution. Why? Because Sunday, the first day of the week, is the day on which the majority worship. Though only civil in its beginning, it will become religious and very oppressive for the minorities who worship on days other than Sunday. A closing law for any other day of worship would likewise restrict religious liberty for someone in America.
KEEP AMERICA FREE
In 321 A.D. the Roman Emperor Constantine initiated a civil law forbidding work on Sunday in the cities only. Soon, this law became binding on all as a day of worship and carried a death penalty for disobedience. As a result of Constantine's laws millions lost their lives at the burning stake because the authorities had power by law to force the conscience of dissidents or non-conformists.
LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE
By all means let everyone labor and fight with all their might and power, using every means at their command, with voice and pen, to uphold the liberty and freedom of conscience upon which America was founded -- the source of her prosperity.
THE TIME IS NOW!
The hour is late! May all freedom-loving Americans arise to this momentous occasion with this far-reaching message. Let is sound throughout the world, even to all nations. The Lord says: "Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble." Joel 2:1.
Write or wire your Senator! Contact him personally! Time is short! You must act now! One week after Easter, April 7, is the time! Contact your local newspaper, television and radio station, your pastors and rabbis, that they may take the opportunity to do something before Monday, April 7, 1975, to oppose Bill No. S 622 as it comes before the Senate.
AMERICA THE GREATEST NATION
Arise, Americans and stand for 'LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE.' Use your influence and make protest before the government of the greatest of nations. Help her avoid the greatest mistake of her history -- the crime of legislating laws to restrict freedom of conscience! Because of America's ability to legislate laws of liberty and freedom of conscience in the past, she has had the blessing of God's presence and His watchful care.
WITHDRAWAL OF GOD'S SPIRIT
If America legislates Sunday laws and puts them into force, God will withdraw His Spirit and His presence. Then, this nation at the height of her greatness will fall with a mighty crash!
REMEMBER: MONDAY, APRIL 7, 1975, IS THE CRISIS DATE FOR THE PRESENTATION OF THE SUNDAY RIDER. ACT AT ONCE! WRITE OR WIRE YOUR SENATOR REGARDING ENERGY BILL NO. S 622!