Hundreds of attendees at a D.C. conference of religious conservatives jumped to their feet at the announcement of Jackson, a former Marine who has a charismatic — and sometimes controversial — speaking style. Ohio activist and former state treasurer Ken Blackwell introduced Jackson to the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference as “one of the most dynamic people in our country.”
Jackson, 61, offered a fiery 10 minutes on how U.S. liberals are assaulting religious freedom and trying to redefine liberty.
“Freedom doesn’t mean ‘Do whatever you want.’ It’s the pursuit of character, integrity, decency, honor. Now we’re being told freedom is license,” he said from the podium at the J.W. Marriott Hotel.
Audience members clapped most intensely when Jackson focused on the rights of parents to lay down rules for their children and on the need to preserve belief in Christianity as the foundation of the United States.