ADF condemns violence at US Capitol
“The violent actions at the U.S. Capitol must stop. Alliance Defending Freedom categorically condemns them. Over the last year, we’ve witnessed lawlessness on the left and now the right. Violence is never the answer, nor can it result in a durable, peaceful, and freedom-loving nation. America is not defeated by one election. America is defeated when we stop believing in and following our constitutional system. We still believe in America.”
Michael Farris is counselor to the CEO and president of Alliance Defending Freedom. Drawing on his experience as the former CEO, Farris provides strategic analysis and advice to ADF’s CEO on a broad range of issues, with special emphasis on parental rights and international issues. Before joining ADF, Farris was founding president of both the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College and continues to serve as chairman of the board of HSLDA and chancellor emeritus of PHC. He graduated from Western Washington State College magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science, followed by a Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University (with honors). He also earned an LL.M. in public international law (with honors) from the University of London. Farris has specialized in constitutional appellate litigation. In that capacity, he has argued before the appellate courts of 13 states, eight federal circuit courts of appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court, where in 2018 he successfully argued NIFLA v. Becerra, resulting in a free speech victory for California’s pro-life pregnancy centers.