Friday, June 03, 2005

Scary Scary Scary 

This proposed law should inspire every American to rise up and bitchslap our leaders, and convince them that it might be in their best interests to actually uphold the Constitution of this country, lest they find themselves out of office and in prison for fraud -- for breaking their oaths to uphold the Constitution. (Full text of the original bill is here.)
`Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the Supreme Court shall not have jurisdiction to review, by appeal, writ of certiorari, or otherwise, any matter to the extent that relief is sought against an entity of Federal, State, or local government, or against an officer or agent of Federal, State, or local government (whether or not acting in official or personal capacity), concerning that entity's, officer's, or agent's acknowledgment of God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government.'.
The law also extends this ban to district courts and, scarier:
Any decision of a Federal court which has been made prior to, on, or after the effective date of this Act, to the extent that the decision relates to an issue removed from Federal jurisdiction under section 1260 or 1370 of title 28, United States Code, as added by this Act, is not binding precedent on any State court.
Meaning that, probably illegally, this law is retroactive. That would be the equivalent of, say, outlawing TV remote controls, but then prosecuting anyone who ever owned a TV remote at any time, whether they still had it or not.

This proposed law is a bad idea, period. And it's not just a bad-idea for the freethinkers who don't want religion intruding into their lives, although on the surface it would appear to affect us the most. If a judge decides that you have to convert, become a Baptist and go to church, you can't appeal that decision. Hell, if a judge decides you should be stone to death for adultery, you can't appeal it.

But it goes beyond that, and let's take the flip side. A Baptist judge could decide that Catholic mass and all those saint statues are wrong, and ban them. Likewise, a Catholic judge could force everyone to obey the Pope. And it goes on and on.

The point is, god and religion has no place in American government. Never did, never will. That was ensured by the founders at the very beginning -- that "no law regarding an establishment of religion" business, which they made the First Amendment, no doubt to highlight its importance.

Pardon me while I go into ad hominem mode here, but I am goddamn tired of these whiny, religion-mongering fucksticks being so insecure about the validity of their fairy tales that they have to try to shove them onto everyone else. Hey, asshats, if you want a theocracy, move somewhere else, start your own fucking country and invite all the like-minded butt-monkeys to join you. Make whatever stupid rules you want, but keep 'em there, then go be happy as your society degenerates into a feuding, violent, insular 12th century paradise.

But this, this proposal, this law, this idea, is the height of un-Americanism, and I deeply question the patriotism of anybody who would propose it or support it. They want to do nothing less than replace a document that has served us well for two centuries with a collection of lies, fairy tales, bad literature, violence and hatred.

Tell you what. When their god wants to come on down and take a seat in the Oval office, fine. I won't hold my breath waiting for that to happen -- and I won't sit still for people who want to try to tell me it has or that it should.

Contact your senator now. Tell them to oppose S.520, the so-called Constitution Restoration Act of 2005. Tell them now.

And does that title remind you of anything?


Restoration? My ass...

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