Skip to comments.ACLU take note: People are praying
Posted on 10/29/2001 6:59:43 AM PST by truthandlife
People are praying in public places, in open defiance of the Supreme Court. The New York Times trembles.
Children are reciting the Pledge of Allegiance (with those ominous words, ``one nation under God''). Signs proclaiming ``God Bless America'' proliferate in public schools. The ACLU is agitated.
Patriotism and faith (they go hand in hand) have rebounded, and the guardians of multiculturalism and secularism look on with growing apprehension.
On Oct. 21, the Times alerted its readers to a dire development. In the wake of the World Trade Center attack, a prayer was offered before a high school football game in Greenbrier, Ark., even though our liege lords judicial told us in a decision last year that invocations at these events are tantamount to the Taliban's theocracy.
Nor is this an isolated incident.
A proposal before the South Carolina Legislature would transform the state's moment of silence at the beginning of the school day into an audible prayer - another desecration of the Constitution for the Supreme Court's majority. Texas Gov. Rick Perry shamelessly defended his participation in prayers at an elementary school earlier this month.
But First Amendment fetishists are striking back.
In Madison, Wis. - like Berkeley and Cambridge, a community of arthritic peace-marchers - the school board initially banned recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the national anthem.
Some parents - not police and firefighters, you may be sure - were upset by the pledge's appeal to the Almighty and ``militaristic themes'' in the ``Star-Spangled Banner.'' Roughly 20,000 e-mails from outraged citizens, and prospective recall campaigns, resulted in a reversal of this cretinous policy.
Litigation terrorists have threatened to sue the Rocklin, Calif., Unified School District for displaying what the ACLU calls a ``hurtful, divisive message'' (``God Bless America'') on a marquee.
Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, patiently explains that even under the court's twisted interpretation of the establishment clause, ``God Bless America'' and ``one nation under God'' (referred to by one federal court as ``ceremonial deism'') are constitutionally permissible.
Sept. 11 has brought many things into sharper focus.
Politicians are no longer fearful of breaching that mythical wall of separation (words which do not appear in the First Amendment). President Bush proclaimed Sept. 14 a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance. Congress authorized the use of the Capitol Rotunda for a day-long prayer vigil.
The House unanimously passed a resolution urging public schools to display ``God Bless America'' signs in a show of national unity. Not long ago, the high court was keelhauling high schools for posting the Ten Commandments.
New York City's Board of Education has brought back the Pledge of Allegiance to the Big Apple's schools, despite objections of the state ACLU that students who remain silent might be ``scapegoated or targeted.''
A cleansing wind is blowing through the land, clearing away cobwebs in the minds of those accustomed to unquestioningly obeying the elite.
You say you're uncomfortable with references to God in the pledge? Tough. America was founded on religious principles. The pilgrims weren't secular humanists. The Declaration of Independence appeals to the Supreme Judge of the World, not the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
Furthermore, if you can't bring yourself to publicly declare your loyalty to America (whatever your politics), you should consider relocating beyond our borders.
If football fans choose to ignore the Supreme Court's politically motivated reading of the Constitution, what will its God-phobic majority do - hijack a plane and crash it onto the field at halftime?
With 5,500 of our fellow citizens dead and the threat of anthrax and smallpox looming, Americans have little patience for cranks and fussbudgets who snivel about public expressions of faith - including those in black robes. In the eternal scheme, they are no more than flyspecks. I've yet to see a sign asking the ACLU to bless anything.
About freaking time.
Now, THAT is a VERY good description....
It is unfortunate that 6000 innocent Americans have to die, for this country to wake up and realize where we came from, and how we became who we are, but it is indeed happening.
Any activities which make the Anti-Christian Litigation Unit angry have my support.
I am thrilled that we, as Americans, are rediscovering our patriotism and love for God and country. The rest be damned.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
I have often seen this statement, and it's simply wrong. The Declaration of Independence is an exptremely important and formally binding document which was debated and voted on during the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. (I refer those who doubt this to the recent biography of John Adams).
It was formally adopted by Congress, and was a the proximate cause of the war between the United States and Great Britain.
You may mean that the Declaration is not the framework of our laws, as the Constitution is. That is true and immaterial. The Declaration is not a letter, essay, newspaper article, or the expression of a single individual. It was drafted initially by Thomas Jeffeson, and each phrase was debated and voted on by Congress. In the end each member of congress signed it, giving it the force of law. It's what the subsequent war was about.
Love and peace.
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