Text of the Proposed Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment

Rep. Ernest Istook (R-OK) is introducing, with approximately 80 co-sponsors, an amendment to the U.S. Constitution designed to protect religious freedom.

The amendment reads:

“To secure the people’s right to acknowledge God according to the dictates of conscience: The people’s right to pray and to recognize their religious beliefs, heritage or traditions on public property, including schools, shall not be infringed. The government shall not require any person to join in prayer or other religious activity, initiate or designate school prayers, discriminate against religion, or deny a benefit due to religion.”

For more information, contact the office Rep. Ernest Istook at 202/225-2132 or [email protected].

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems. We believe that the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century.