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2004-06-14 2:28 PM
Hey! Morons! You Haven't Won a Thing!
This little entry is just a subtle reminder to all of you out there who would celebrate today's ruling by the Supreme Court. In Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow the court ruled that Mr. Newdow lacked the parental authority to speak for his daughter and to bring the case due to a custody hearing now underway between Mr. Newdown and his daughter's mother.
The mother has stated that she has no objection to her daughter being led (by teachers, nonetheless) in a Pledge of Allegiance which includes the words, "under God."
So, just to tweak your little fuckin' noses, let me remind you that this in no way overturns the decision of the 9th Circuit Court who ruled that the inclusion of the term, "under God," was a violation of Constitutional principles supporting the seperation of church and state.
That ruling is still the highest ruling in the land, people. But you all know what would have happened had the fucking cowards on the Supreme Court actually decided to hear the case on the principles of law. You would have lost. It's perfectly clear that this is a rampant violation of church/state seperation. By invoking God in a secular pledge, you have in essence turned a statement of loyalty to a nation into a prayer.
As the ninth circuit court so aptly put it, teachers leading this prayer in public schools amounts to coercion. What they said?
" . . .the coercive effect of the policy here is particularly pronounced in the school setting given the age and impressionability of schoolchildren."
So, um, don't be too happy. When it finally gets to court; when the Supreme Court is actually forced to hear a case on this subject and make its ruling on Constitutional law and not public opinion, you're gonna go down.
And you're gonna go down hard.
Joseph Haines, signing off from The Edge of the Abyss.
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