Freedom of speech and freedom of religion are highly cherished in America’s freedoms but have been given a bad shot under the Obama administration. Under Secretary Perdue, the United States Department of Agriculture will take a better direction in supporting those measures. Read Mr. Perdue’s policy statement in support of President Trump;s initiative.
As Written By Dr. Susan Berry for Breitbart:
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue is committing his agency to religious freedom following President Donald Trump’s executive order last week to “vigorously enforce Federal law’s robust protections for religious freedom.”
A policy statement released by Perdue this week states:
Today, I want to reestablish this Department’s commitment to safeguarding every American’s First Amendment rights, particularly the right to free speech and the right to free religious exercise. USDA is committed to protecting both. I expect each and every USDA employee to uphold their fellow Americans’ First Amendment freedoms. Whether we are inspecting private businesses for compliance with food safety laws or protecting our public lands for recreation, cultivation, and preservation, we must set the example of our Nation’s highest ideals. Doing so is not optional, and it is not discretionary: It is one of the crucial reasons why we exist.
“Freedom of expression flourishes in a climate of mutual respect and tolerance,” Perdue added.
Family Research Council (FRC) president Tony Perkins and his staff say Perdue is doing his part to ensure a “new day for religious freedom.”
“For Christians, who’ve lived under the anti-faith cloud of Obama, it’s encouraging to see Secretary Perdue move so quickly to communicate that the USDA is under new management,” FRC explains, noting the case of Don Vander Boon, a Christian and private owner of the West Michigan Beef Company, who was threatened two years ago with a shut-down of his business by USDA inspectors because his break room contained an article promoting traditional marriage mixed in with others about the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision (see video below).
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