By Scott Tibbs, July 18, 2005
Here is a quote from Baron Hill, courtesy of the Howey Political Report:
The Howey Report says that "Baron Hill wants the voters of the 9th CD to know that he's a Christian."
|"I am a man of personal faith. I attend church regularly. It's the most important thing to me in the world. I don't try to wear religion on my sleeve for political gain; that would be wrong."|
Referring to a billboard set up during last fall's Congressional campaign that said Hill was in favor of removing the reference to God from the Pledge of Allegiance, Hill said "I want to make sure people know that I'm a Christian and I would never vote to do that."
OK. Read the rest of this post after you take a minute to think about what statement from Hill does not match with the others.
Former Congressman Hill is emphasizing that he is a Christian and he wants the voters of the Ninth District to know he is a Christian, and yet he says "I don't try to wear religion on my sleeve for political gain; that would be wrong."
No one is buying it, Baron. If you want to stress your Christian faith, that is fine, but don't try to weasel out of your own words to avoid making hard-core Leftists in the district uncomfortable. You also can't expect to have your convictions challenged when you support the right to "choose" abortion, a "right" that has resulted in the deaths of 44 million unborn babies since 1973.
The Howey Report makes reference to over 30 billboards erected around the district by "independent conservative groups" criticizing Hill's record on social issues. That independent conservative group was none other than Citizens for Truth, founded by local conservative activist (and a friend of mine) "Bud" Bernitt.
I guess the Truth hurts, doesn't it, Baron?
It hurts enough that Hill vowed to implement more Orwellian attacks on free speech if he returned to Washington. Thankfully, the voters of the Ninth District decided to terminate Hill's employment.
Hill's love of "campaign finance reform" is frightening. He actually wanted to pass a law restricting the freedom of people in his district to criticize him. I find it unfortunate that the American people have not noticed just how dangerous people like Hill are.