Sussex County GOP Executive Committee Resolution Stands United with Council On Prayer Issue

Whereas, The Sussex County Republican Party Executive Committee acknowledges that the First amendment prohibits Congress from passing any law establishing religion, the practice of reciting the Lords Prayer does not constitute establishment by Congress or by the Sussex County Council, from the founding of this nation prayer to the almighty has been the norm in government meetings from Town Councils to the House of Representatives to the US Senate, -Benjamin Franklin in the Constitutional Convention did say” I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proof I see of this truth that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that “except the Lord build the House they labour in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of Babel” “I therefore beg leave to move-that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business” and George Washington said in his first inaugural address “Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station, it would be peculiarly improper to omit, in this first official act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations and whose providential aide can supply every human defect”; now, therefore be it resolved, That the Republican Party of Sussex County Executive Committee stands united with the Sussex County Council in the recital of the Lords Prayer before council meetings, and will petition the court as a friend of the court on behalf of the Sussex County Council. This resolution passed with an overwhelming majority by the Sussex County GOP Executive Committee and with firm resolve backed up the actions of the County Council to open their meeting with prayer.

10 thoughts on “Sussex County GOP Executive Committee Resolution Stands United with Council On Prayer Issue”

  1. Very good, I support the resolution. Now let’s start a petition based upon it. I for one volunteer to support it.

  2. Nicely stated. As I’ve argued here before, this is a fight worth having. All it takes if for individuals to become indifferent to our freedoms for government to become hostile towards our freedoms.

  3. Chairman Urquhart also wrote a press release to the media which is rather long called, “Why Ban the Faith that Gave Us Freedom.” I will post it in about an hour.

  4. an1on
    We are all entitled to our opinions. Go ahead and express them and debate the issue with reason and respect.

  5. “We are all entitled to our opinions.”

    We are not entitled to our own opinions when the government endorses a specific faith.

  6. There are two republicans who will need some prayers pretty soon, a former state chair and a former county chair who made knowingly false statements to the FEC and the FBI to attack other republicans, can’t wait for the perp walk for these two cretins.

  7. Government led prayer. How the heck is that conservative? I notice while Governor Markell, the Democrats, and the liberals are busy fighting unemployment, wrestling with spending issues, pursuing energy policy, figuring out who gets what with Medicaid, the GOP in Sussex is fighting with all their might to get the local government to say their prayers. Quoting the Lord Almighty, the Bible, all to support the drive for government officials to lead the public in their own hand picked Christian prayer. And a spit in the eye to any citizens deemed to be an enemy of Christianity. Sounds like government business to me? Isn’t there some farm policy or agricultural business they can be interested in? Maybe get into this manufactured housing swindle? Nope. The juices are flowing in the Sussex GOP. It’s about praying at council meetings. This is a fight alright. It’s a good thing liberals aren’t the ones pushing government prayer saying. How Big Brother can you get. The Government officials says to the Citizens – me and you are going to say my prayers together. Now close your eyes, listen, and pray with me. I am your elected official. You are here to get a permit granted. Me and you are going to pray – okay? If I was a developer in Sussex I’d wear a picture of Jesus on my lapel. Somehow I think that would grease the path with the Ayatollahs.

    Maybe in 2012 the GOP can have a candidate who is against gay marriage and for government prayer saying. The Democrats can run one who wants to means test Medicare, amend the trade agreement with Columbia, and adjust the marginal rates.

    Pretty much says it all.

  8. The government has the right to open up with what ever prayer they chose and that lutheran pastor should go in hiding cause he is an embaressment to god and should be ashamed of himself for his part in this if you ask me. Besides anyone on the county council that is not a christian should resite their own prayer if not happy with the one being said.

  9. Yeah! And everyone ought to be allowed to spell “recite” an way they want to! You go girl!

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