Well, it looks like they finally got around to removing Judge Roy Moore’s big-assed TC monument. Meanwhile, a poll conducted by CNN/USA Today shows just how important the Bill of Rights is today:
The new CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll found 77 percent of the 1,009 Americans interviewed earlier this week disapproved of U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson’s order to remove the monument.
The whole point of the Bill of Rights was to protect the basic rights of the minority from the will of the majority. In other words, it ensures that in this country the “Majority” don’t always get what they want when it comes to imposing their will on everyone else.
Meanwhile, Judge Roy Moore continues to spew his own twisted view of the nation’s history to the news media:
“It is a sad day in our country when the moral foundation of our law and the acknowledgment of God has to be hidden from public view to appease a federal judge,” said Moore, suspended by the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission last week for refusing to obey Thompson’s order.
Here’s a tip for Moore: This wasn’t just to appease a single federal judge. This was to appease people like me as well as people of faiths other than Christianity all of whom would like to think our Government isn’t playing favorites.
If you spent any time reading up on Iraq you’ll know that the people who were members of the Baath party were pretty upset to see Sadam get his ass kicked whereas the Shiites were pretty damn happy to see him go. Now why do you think that is? Could it have anything to do with Saddam’s government playing favorites with people who were Baath party members in general, and people from his hometown in particular while Shiites were continuously handed the short end of the stick?
Meanwhile, the Christian fundamentalists camped outside the court continue to try and keep their morale up:
Outside the building, about 150 of Moore’s supporters vowed to keep fighting to get the monument restored. Christian Defense Coalition director Pat Mahoney said supporters were “disappointed, but not discouraged.”
“We don’t view this as a defeat at all,” Mahoney said. “We’re still calling people to come to Montgomery to take a look at where the 10 Commandments once stood.”
Yes, why don’t you all go down to Alabama and stare at something that isn’t there for awhile. I’m sure that’ll be just as effective as praying to something that isn’t there. If nothing else, it’ll keep you off the streets for awhile.
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