During an appearance on The Heritage Foundation’s “Istook Live,” Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) was asked about the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado where a gunman opened fire in a movie theater. Gohmert responded by talking about the weakening Christian ‘foundation’ of the country and questioned why nobody in the theater had a gun to take down the shooter.
"Some of us happen to believe that when our founders talked about guarding our virtue and freedom, that that was important. Whether it’s John Adams saying our Constitution was made only for moral and religious people… Ben Franklin, only a virtuous people are capable of freedom, as nations become corrupt and vicious they have more need of masters. We have been at war with the very pillars, the very foundation of this country. You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of a derelict takes place."