More details on the views and values of the Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson
We shared with you previously (October 30, 2023) how encouraged we are by the election of Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson as the new Speaker of the House.
We continue to believe this is a very significant Divine appointment. Mr. Johnson himself understands that, but told his fellow House members that each of them is likewise chosen to be in their positions at this time.
We recently came across another article which you may find of interest concerning the new Speaker. It is entitled:
“30 Things to Know About Mike Johnson” You can link to the complete article which has been archived here. We will select only a few paragraphs in which we shall emphasize certain phrases, and/or comment in [brackets]. QUOTE:
3. He’s a devout Christian
He has worked closely with several Christian groups over the years, including Answers in Genesis, Louisiana Family Forum, the Alliance Defending Freedom, and Focus on the Family. In his speech accepting the nomination, Mr. Johnson also referenced his Christian faith.
“I don’t believe there are any coincidences in a matter like this,” he said. “I believe that … the Bible is very clear that God is the one who raises up those in authority. … And I believe God has ordained for each of us to be brought here for this specific moment and this time.”
5. He Practiced Law Before Entering Politics
After earning his doctorate, Mr. Johnson served as senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, since rebranded to the Alliance Defending Freedom.
While at the institution, he submitted an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of laws prohibiting homosexual conduct as part of the Lawrence v. Texas decision in 2003.
Mr. Johnson also supported Louisiana Amendment 1, passed by a referendum, which defined marriage as being between one man and one woman. As part of his legal career, he also defended Christian clients, founding an organization dubbed Freedom Guard, where he was the chief legal counsel for that purpose.
Speaking to a Louisiana-based Baptist news outlet, Mr. Johnson described his role in law as that of a “legal ministry.”
“I was called to legal ministry and I’ve been out on the front lines of the ‘culture war’ defending religious freedom, the sanctity of human life, and biblical values, including the defense of traditional marriage and other ideals like these when they’ve been under assault,” he once said.
12. He Was Chairman of a Constitution-Oriented Subcommittee
Since the start of the 118th Congress, Mr. Johnson has served as the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Limited Government.
The panel, previously called the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, has jurisdiction over matters related to constitutional rights, constitutional amendments, federal civil rights, voting rights, claims against the United States, ethics in government, and other related issues.
15. He Opposed the Certification of the 2020 Election
Like many other Republicans in the House, Mr. Johnson had concerns that the 2020 election was marred by widespread fraud. He joined 147 other Republicans in refusing to certify the results of the contest.
16. Key Architect of Electoral College Objections
Prior to the certification of electoral votes on Jan. 6, 2021, Mr. Johnson reportedly was a key architect of arguments against certifying the results.
Rather than making wide-reaching claims about fraud in the 2020 election, Mr. Johnson, in an effort to get colleagues on board, reportedly cited procedural concerns about how the 2020 election was conducted.
[In retrospect, this appears to have been a very wise move on Johnson’s part, as it kept him from bearing the worst of the smear attacks by the Left and hence burnished his image (and in truth) as “a man with no enemies.”]
He noted that while the Constitution requires that state legislatures choose the time, place, and manner of presidential contests, this wasn’t how things were handled in 2020. Rather, across several states and municipalities, an array of changes were made by governors, courts, and other governing bodies contrary to the expressed will of the state legislatures.
[A Supreme Court ruling last June was not in line with the Constitution as it ruled on a case stemming from North Carolina where our conservative state House and Senate pleaded with the SCOTUS to find that the NC Supreme Court had no business intervening in the redistricting of Congressional districts.
As noted by Mike Johnson, the Constitution requires that state legislatures choose the time, place, and manner of presidential contests. But sadly, the SCOTUS chose not to adhere to this very clear language of the U. S. Constitution.
Local friends of ours in the conservative political community are a bit taken aback when I express my opinion that the current supposedly conservative SCOTUS has made some very bad decisions, notwithstanding all our support for their overturning Roe v. Wade, which was/is the correct decision.
But when I explain the example above concerning the role of state legislatures (not state courts), their opinion changes to agreement with our take on SCOTUS. To be sure, we do not blame Trump; he appointed those whom he thought would be the most conservative and originalists of the candidates suggested to him.
The significance of that terrible decision cannot be overstated. The entire make-up (Republicans vs. Dems) of the U.S. Congress is therefore subject to drastic, unconstitutional advantages to those Congressional candidates who need the unconstitutional “help” of Leftists governors, secretaries of state, or state courts in order to win seats and thus stack the U.S. Congress to the Left.]
Many of these changes were made under the guise of COVID-19 precautions. This, according to Mr. Johnson and his allies, flew in the face of explicit constitutional instructions regarding the conduct of elections, and cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 election, even without relying on concerns about fraud.
[That is exactly right, and let us brace ourselves. It is our projection (not a prophecy) that the Leftists will attempt something similar to COVID, another false flag, in advance of the 2024 election. They will attempt massive cheating again.
Question: With polls now showing that nearly 70% of people think Faux Joe Bydon is not doing a good job, how can red states win elections statewide and yet lose the governor’s race—as in Kentucky on Tuesday!?
And does not the outcome of the baby murder issue which was on the ballot in Ohio shout loudly to us?! Essentially, it means that sacrifices to Moloch are now legal in Ohio up into the third trimester.
The fact that lazy conservatives and Christians who did not go out and vote—does that not demonstrate that we are going to suffer huge losses a year from now unless many more Christians get out of their pews and get to work in their local communities. We must! Or else we will lose freedom for many generations yet unborn!]
18. He’s Staunchly Pro-Life
Mr. Johnson is staunchly pro-life… In the past, Mr. Johnson has supported legislation to impose a federal abortion ban at both the 15-week mark and at fertilization.
20. He Opposes Ukraine Aid
He has opposed U.S. funding for Ukraine—except for the first aid package. It’s unclear if he’ll carry this attitude with him as he takes up the speakership. END QUOTE