Text: H.J.Res.57 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/30/2005)

1st Session
H. J. RES. 57

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States protecting religious freedom.


June 30, 2005

Mr. Istook (for himself, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Akin, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Baker, Mr. Barrett of South Carolina, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Barton of Texas, Mr. Beauprez, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Bonilla, Mr. Bonner, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mr. Brown of South Carolina, Ms. Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Carter, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Chocola, Mr. Coble, Mr. Cole of Oklahoma, Mr. Conaway, Mrs. Cubin, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Davis of Kentucky, Mrs. Jo Ann Davis of Virginia, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. DeLay, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Duncan, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. English of Pennsylvania, Mr. Everett, Mr. Feeney, Mr. Flake, Mr. Forbes, Ms. Foxx, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Garrett of New Jersey, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Gingrey, Mr. Goode, Mr. Hall, Ms. Harris, Mr. Hayworth, Mr. Hefley, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Herger, Mr. Hoekstra, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Issa, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Kingston, Mr. Kuhl of New York, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Lewis of Kentucky, Mr. Linder, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Marchant, Mr. McCaul of Texas, Mr. McCrery, Mr. McHenry, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mrs. Musgrave, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Norwood, Mr. Otter, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Pence, Mr. Peterson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Platts, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. Radanovich, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Renzi, Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, Mr. Rogers of Michigan, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Ryun of Kansas, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Shuster, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Souder, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Tancredo, Mr. Taylor of North Carolina, Mr. Taylor of Mississippi, Mr. Terry, Mr. Tiahrt, Mr. Wamp, Mr. Weldon of Florida, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Whitfield, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Jindal, Mr. Davis of Tennessee, and Mr. Hayes) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States protecting religious freedom.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification, and is intended to include protection of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, the display of the Ten Commandments, and voluntary school prayer:


“ To secure the people’s right to acknowledge God according to the dictates of conscience: