|00:00:00||PICKY, WHO GETS TO BELIEVE WHAT.|
|00:00:02||AND AS THE PREVIOUS COLLEAGUES TALKED ABOUT, IMMIGRANTS WHO CAME TO THIS COUNTRY, CAME HERE FOR THIS PARTICULAR REASON TO AVOID PAYING A FINE FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE AND THAT IS WHAT WE ARE BEING FOSSED TO DO.|
|00:00:18||DO WE GET PERMISSION FROM THE PRESIDENT?|
|00:00:22||DO WE GET A WAIVER.|
|00:00:23||HOW DO WE GET AN ACCOMMODATION?|
|00:00:27||HOW DO WE BALANCE?|
|00:00:31||ANYWHERE IN THE CONSTITUTION, WE ARE GOING TO BALANCE AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT IS VERY CLEAR, AND THE FREEDOM TO BELIEVE IN THE GOD AS WE CHOOSE.|
|00:00:41||AND I APPRECIATE AND THANK YOU FOR THAT.|
|00:00:43||I'LL DO THIS, LET'S ASK FOR A WAIVER IN EVERYBODY IN AMERICA TO GET A WAIVER TO BELIEVE WHAT WE BELIEVE.|
|00:00:51||I ASK FOR THAT AS WELL.|
|00:00:52||THANK YOU, CONGRESSMAN, FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP.|
|00:00:55||AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO JOIN YOU IN THIS EFFORT.|
Mr. HUELSKAMP. That is an excellent idea I guess we would expect from [Page: H891] the administration, but, fundamentally, that is favoritism. That is picking who gets to believe what. And as previous colleagues talked about escaping, immigrants that came to this country came here for this particular reason, to avoid paying a fine for what they believed. That's exactly what we are being forced to do.
Do we get permission from the President not to pay the fine? Do we get a waiver? Well, how do we accommodate religious freedom, Mr. President? How do we accommodate that, Secretary Sebelius? How do we balance? It doesn't say anywhere in the Constitution we're going to balance what you want with our freedoms.
The First Amendment is very clear. And the first part of the First Amendment is the freedom to believe in the God as we choose. And I appreciate and thank you for that.
I'll do this. Let's ask for a waiver for everybody in America to actually get a waiver so we can believe what we want to believe. I would ask for that as well.
So thank you, Congressman, for your leadership, and we will continue to join you in this effort.