Congressman Hunter introduces legislation to allow religious symbols on war memorials

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, whose 52nd Congressional district includes La Jolla, has introduced legislation to allow for the inclusion of religious symbols — including the cross at Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial — on war memorials.

H.R. 290, the War Memorial Protection Act, part of the National Defense Authorization Act, is under consideration by the House Armed Services Committee.

“The War Memorial Protection Act, now part of the annual defense bill, is one step closer to becoming law,” Hunter, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said in a press release. “By creating a foundation in federal law for the preservation of war memorials that display religious symbols, the threat of unwarranted legal action, whether it’s against Mout Soledad or other memorials like it, is significantly reduced if not eliminated altogether.”

Last week, Hunter testified before a House subcommittee on the War Memorial Protection Act.  His prepared statement is available here.

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Posted by Dave Schwab on May 9, 2011. Filed under La Jolla, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

2 Comments for “Congressman Hunter introduces legislation to allow religious symbols on war memorials”

  1. The 52nd District does NOT include La Jolla. The furthest west extremity of the district is where Friars Rd. meets 163, and the district is North and East of that point. The district follows 163 north, then Black Mountain Rd., includes Miriamar College, and up to just barely some of Rancho Bernardo.

    I live in the 52nd District and I would rather see him represent our needs, rather than poking his nose into the cross debate in La Jolla.

  2. ggookins

    Who is this nutbag? Come on Cally, get rid of this guy.

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