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House Proceeding 10-26-09 on Oct 26th, 2009 :: 0:30:05 to 0:34:45
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Walter B. Jones

0:30:01 to 0:30:22( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: cartel. people have a right to expect their government to protect them from drug cartels and all others that illegally cross the border. and that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. ms. woolsey from california. mr. defazio from oregon.

Walter B. Jones

0:30:05 to 0:34:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Walter B. Jones

0:30:28 to 0:30:48( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: mr. jones from north carolina. mr. jones: madam speaker, it is a sad day in america when our chaplains in the military cannot pray according to their faith and conscience. our troops are risking their lives to protect the religious freedoms of others, but our own miliry doesn't permit that our military chaplains can pray

Walter B. Jones

0:30:49 to 0:31:10( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: according to his our her faith. i have introduced h.r. 268, a bill to military chaplaihas the prerogative to close a prayer outside the religious service according to the dictate of the chaplain's own conscience. i have spoken with many chaplains that have served frl vietnam to desert storm and

Walter B. Jones

0:31:11 to 0:31:31( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: never any restrictions on chaplains and how they pray until the mid-1990's. this very principle on which this country was founded is a pervasive problem that is affecting every branch of our armed forces and chaplains of every denomination.

Walter B. Jones

0:31:32 to 0:31:53( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: as of 2008, 76% were protestant, 1% jewish and some other faith. about five years ago, i was introduced to the case of army captain

Walter B. Jones

0:31:54 to 0:32:14( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: he was called to perform a memorial service for a fallen soldier. he had to email his prayer to the division chaplain. in his prayer, the division chap plain struck through the words jesus christ and sent prayer to the chaplain andhe

Walter B. Jones

0:32:15 to 0:32:37( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: went to the company commander and asked permission not to pray . the company commander said why not? he said i have been ordered not to knowing that he went to the chapel. the company commander said to the captain, you will pray and you will pray as you see fit.

Walter B. Jones

0:32:38 to 0:32:59( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: he did and he closed his prayer in the name of the lord jesus christ. from that, the divisional chaplain removed the captain from his chapel. in 2005 when i heard this story, i wrote a letter to the lieutenant general stanley green, the inspector general of the united states army and i asked for an investigation into

Walter B. Jones

0:33:00 to 0:33:20( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: this case ininvolving the chaplain. i'm bleesed to say that the chaplain was returned to his chapel and found that he should never have been removed. madam speaker, i want to read very briefly the bill is so simple and this is what says, to ensure that every military

Walter B. Jones

0:33:21 to 0:33:42( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: chaplain has the prerogative to close a prayer outside of a rillgouse service according to the dictate eighths of the chaplain's own conscience. i wouldn't -- i would be on this floor for a jewish rabbi or a muslim who is in the military, i hope my colleagues look at this

Walter B. Jones

0:33:43 to 0:34:04( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: bill, because all it says, as you can close your prayer based on your heart, based on the dictates of your faith, even over the body of a dead soldier. before i close and because to me, this is so important, i would like to ask that the letter, even though it's been

Walter B. Jones

0:34:05 to 0:34:25( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: 2005 that i sent asking for an investigation into the chaplain's situation, that i ask unanimous consent that i might submit this for the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. jones: madam speaker, i close and i want to make it clear because i see my friend on the floor who is of the muslim faith, i would be on the floor

Walter B. Jones

0:34:26 to 0:34:46( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: tonight on behalf of a muslim chaplain that an imam could not close on behalf of his faith. i ask god to bless our men and women in uniform and god bless the families of our men and women in uniform and hold the families who have given a child dying for freedom in iran and afghanistan and give wisdom,

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