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Tuesday, June 28, 2005 

G'bye Constitution

In light of the recent Supreme Court decisions it's safe to say that we're nearing the point in time where our Constitutional Republic seems to be hanging by a thread. Judicial and Executive tyranny appears to be just around the corner. Is there any wonder why there is such a struggle over judicial nominees?

(Click on cartoons to go to stories)

Cox and Forkum nail it yet again with their awesome cartoons.

Meanwhile the Supreme Court bans the Ten Commandments from two Courthouses, while allowing them to be displayed 'on' government land in a third case.

I bet if the Ten Commandments were submerged in urine and called 'Art' it would be protected and promoted as Free Speech. I don't get it...

From World Net Daily;
Evangelical Christian activist D. James Kennedy -- noting the high court presides under a display of Moses and the Ten Commandments -- said the decisions are a "consequence of the court's abandonment of the plain text of the Constitution."

"Having departed from the words of our nation's supreme law, which each justice swore an oath to uphold, the court has, in effect, amended the Constitution to make it mean and say something at odds with the text of the Constitution and with American history," Kennedy said.

"In the process, it has left a trail of confused and confusing jurisprudence that has left lower courts puzzled and perplexed."

Kennedy says the First Amendment "could not be more clear" in its declaration that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."

"These Ten Commandments displays are not laws -- they clearly have no legal force," he argued. "They are not a religion. There is no 'Ten Commandments' religion. In fact, the Ten Commandments are revered and followed by at least two religions -- Judaism and Christianity. And, finally, a mere display of the Ten Commandments does not 'establish' a religion."

The displays, however, acknowledge God, he said, which is a foundation of the United States.

"Our nation came into being because we acknowledged God," he said. "Independence, the founders said, was something to which they were entitled by 'the laws of nature and of nature's God.' Without the public acknowledgement of God, who is mentioned four times in the Declaration of Independence, America would not exist."

Kennedy argued further that the "inalienable rights" with which American citizens are endowed, are guaranteed in the Ten Commandments.

"The right of private property, gravely injured last week by the high court, is guaranteed in the eighth commandment which states, 'Thou shalt not steal,'" Kennedy explained. "Our right to life is guaranteed in the sixth commandment, 'Thou shalt not kill.' The rights that we have come from the guarantees God has given us by the Commandments. Do away with the Ten Commandments and you do away with our inalienable rights."
Is it too late?

I have some great ideas :) Nevermind. Next time.

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