The conservative Committee for Justice released an ad Sunday defending Supreme Court nominee Sam Alito from attacks against his liberal critics. The ad, titled “Religious Freedom,” is scheduled to run more than 2,000 times on 108 stations in Colorado, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
Here is the text of the ad:
“It’s the season when Americans celebrate our traditions of faith … and once again religious freedom is under assault.
“Why? Because liberal groups like People for the American Way and the ACLU have opposed public Christmas and Chanukah displays and even fought to keep Christmas carols out of school.
“Some courts and judges have supported this radical agenda, but not Judge Sam Alito, President Bush’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Throughout his career, Judge Alito has consistently upheld the Constitution’s protection of free religious expression.
“Now, these liberal groups are attacking Judge Alito because he won’t support their agenda. Judge Alito believes judges should faithfully interpret the law, not advance political agendas. That’s why the liberals are desperately trying to stop Judge Alito’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, and it’s exactly why we need him there.
“Call your Senators today and let them know these groups don’t speak for you. Ask them to support Judge Alito as our next Supreme Court Justice, because freedom of religious expression is everyone’s right … and not just during this special season, but all year long.”