Welcome to the Christian Theocracy of America

Well, if there is any doubt about what some Conservatives have in mind for the United States, I think we can lay those to rest.

"`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.'."

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Legalese rhetoric

All which is a pedantic, pompous ass way of saying: "We are above the law and the Supreme Court."

yeah

...cause as everyone knows God is strictly a Christian concept.

Re:yeah

Oh sure, I'm positive that Shelby had all the other concepts of God in mind. That's why it says God or Gods.... please. And even if it did... it would still be a piss-poor law and deserving of derision.

Just you wait

The next thing that is coming is a writ of Administrative Infallibility

Re:Just you wait

Oh, I think we've seen that already. In light of the most recent leaked British memo, we'll see just how authoritative it is.

The Sun President

I find it quite ironic that the people in power publicly express their hatred for the French while actively emulating the policies of 17th century France, most notably an absolute monarch and a religiously unified nation. Probably next we'll be invading Belgium - I think those tasty beers are really a form of biological warfare


Seriously, I'm not that worried about this stuff. The House and Senate routinely propose bills that are complete crap, that never become law. Our system is designed to allow stupid ideas to be identified as stupid.

Re:The Sun President

Probably next we'll be invading Belgium ...


Or declare war on Luxembourg.

Re:yeah

Well, actually a Protestant concept.

Book

Re:Legalese rhetoric

You are certainly placing a lot of faith in a bunch of religious extremists.

Re:Legalese rhetoric

There is no indication that any of the Supreme Court justices are extremists. At least one of them, Scalia, is an idiot, but that doesn't necessarily make him an extremist. Keep in mind that one can be a religionist and still be rational. Most are. Extremists are the minority.

Now, if you want extremists, look to the Bush judicial nominees that even Republicans won't confirm.

Re:Legalese rhetoric

I find it interesting that you consider someone who was the Senate approved 98-0 for the Supreme Court an idiot. How could so many Democratic Senators have been so wrong?

Re:Legalese rhetoric

Look at how many of them approved the Patriot Act unread.

Re:Legalese rhetoric

I think that is an urban myth. The ALA and other organizations had been campaigning against it for weeks. Russell Feingold felt strongly enough to vote against it. The others could have made the same choice but did not have the courage to take a stand at the time.

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