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March 03, 2005

D'ja hear the one about the nine old people in black robes?

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the two displays of the Ten Commandments in Texas and Kentucky, of course that was after the court session was opened with the proclamation “God save this honorable court”. Sitting in their building which sports a frieze that has the image of Moses carrying the Ten Commandment, the high court listened to arguments that the states of Texas and Kentucky should be barred from displaying those same Ten Commandments.

The two cases are McCreary County, KY v. ACLU, in which the ACLU sued several Kentucky counties for displaying the Ten Commandments in various courthouses and schools, and Van Orden v. Perry where a homeless, disbarred attorney that lives under a bush in Austin, Texas sued the State of Texas to remove from the grounds of the State Capitol a granite monument in which the Ten Commandments are etched.

And you thought there was no way the Supreme Court could lower their dignity even more than they did Tuesday.

Scott Johnson of Powerline has an excellent commentary on the case. Part of which I simply have to quote:

It is difficult to highlight the absurdity of the modern Supreme Court case law interpreting the establishment clause. Unlike every other country in the history of the world, the United States is founded on the basis of a creed rather than on tribal or blood lines. The creed is expressed with inspired concision in the words of the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happines. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."

Take the time to read the rest.

Posted by Jack Lewis at March 3, 2005 09:12 AM

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