Rep. Mike Johnson

On Wednesday, Representative Mike Johnson, R-LA, introduced H.R. 6213, the “History and Tradition Protection Act of 2018,” to combat the “abuse” of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

A press release from Johnson says the Establishment Clause “was intended to serve as a shield for people of faith, but has been twisted and perverted into a powerful weapon to be used against them.”

The bill, which has 34 original cosponsors, would abolish the award of monetary damages and attorney fees in Establishment Clause cases where a plaintiff complains of (1) any monument, memorial, statue, or other figure containing religious words, imagery



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