NYCF Sees A Nation In Need

Rochester, NY—Following the unrest in Washington, D.C. today, Jason J. McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks:

“We have long known that there is a cancer in our culture, but today it broke out in a terrifying way.  I am troubled by the chaos at the Capitol we have witnessed. As Americans, we cherish our First Amendment rights of free speech and peaceful assembly, but there was nothing to cherish about today’s attack on the Capitol. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms unequivocally condemns the use of unlawful violence and property destruction as a supposed form of speech.”

“We advocate for honest election processes and seek to hold the government accountable to the voices of the American people. But such efforts, made by those who speak out and protest lawfully, are seriously marred and undermined by violence and lawbreaking, including that which took place at the Capitol today.”

“In 2 Chronicles 7:14 we read, ‘If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.’ I know of no other way to bridge the divide across our land. We are a nation in need. Tonight, please join me in praying that the American people will turn from our own machinations and to the God who heals. Let us also pray safety and protection for the 1,000 New York National Guard members who’ve been called to the Capitol. Let peace, law and order prevail.”

“May God bless the United States of America.”