Meridian Star


November 1, 2012

Craig Ziemba: Wicker's First Amendment Defense



Those of us who have sworn to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States are also entitled to enjoy the freedom of religion we fought to preserve. There are understandably limits to what we might say while in uniform, and we might have to serve under policies with which we disagree. But the conscience of a military chaplain, enlisted soldier, or officer is just as free as any other citizen’s, and his worship is between him and his Creator.

Senator Wicker’s defense of our First Amendment rights isn’t political grandstanding. It’s a rational and constitutional attempt to guarantee of one of our most precious rights and to provide welcome reassurance to those of us who are committed to serving God and Country at the same time.

Craig Ziemba is a pilot who lives in Meridian.

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