Wednesday, September 14, 2005

9th "Circus" Court

Seems a federal judge on the infamous 9th Circuit Court has ruled in favor of Michael Neudow (remember him...the atheist who used his young daughter in this fight?) on the question of the constitutionality of the pledge of the Alligence as it is said now with "under God." I'm sure that there will be an appeal and could eventually go before the Supreme Court again. (They kicked it out the first time.)

This is yet another example of how political correctness and the ACLU are hurting this country. "Under God" does not support any religion. I realize that this jerk is an atheist, but it could represent the god of the cookie jar if you don't like or practice religion. What does it hurt? They are words and you don't even have to say it and neither does any child in school!

Other things that don't hurt anyone but have been banned by or squashed by people like Neudow and the ACLU: "Christmas" break, caroling at school, a creche, menorah, or any other religious symbol displayed in public, the banning of the 10 commandments from being displayed anywhere but your own home (watch out that might change!) or a church, the wearing of religious symbols by public school teachers (yes, they went that far) and so on.

Why is it that the small minority is allowed to impose their views on the majority? Isn't that taking political correctness too far? I am not a particularly religious person, but I don't have the right to tell my child's teacher that she can't wear her star of David, or the Muslim student can't pray to Allah during school hours. Isn't that imposing sanctions on their freedom of expression AND freedom of religion?

I will not state the town where I live because I don't want the ACLU messing with anything here, but the kids have a moment of silence every morning at school. They can pray, they can do homework, they can think about their boyfriends/girlfriends, it doesn't matter, it is just a moment of silence there is nothing religious about it.

Okay, I'll get off the soap box, but I sure don't think it's right that a very small minority can tell the majority what they can and cannot do especially when it is something that is a Constitutional Right of expression or religion.


Monty Loree said...

welcome to the blogger community.
i saw your post on ann althouse's blog.

Anna said...

Thanks, Monty. I'm having fun so far, though I am probably spending way too much time on my computer now!

Daniel Christianson said...


Right Wing Testimonial ( to this post.

And by they way, I like your blog! I think I'll be comment/trackbacking here often!

Oh, and while I'm here, the Fountainhead isn't nearly as good as Atlas Shrugged. (I read both last year for American Lit.) The Fountainhead was still interesting, especially the defense speach given by Howard Roark at the end, but the glorification of adultery was a bit much for me. I think she sank a little too low in that book.

Atlas Shrugged, however, is one of the most interesting and intellectually stimulating novels I've ever read (not that I agree with her %100, mind you).

Daniel Christianson said...

Lol...I just read your profile and apparently the Fountainhead is one of your favorite books. I'm sorry if I offended you, I thought you were just now reading it (oops).


Anna said...

No problems. I am just reading The Fountainhead, but I find that I really enjoy her writing style. Now, I will date myself...I have had both The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged on my "Want to read..." list for longer than you've been alive! ;)

Thanks for the compliment about the blog. I'm a newbie, but I'm sure enjoying it. I will be sure to check out your blogs (I saw that you had multiple blogs.)


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