Monday, August 15, 2005

Justice Sunday II

Here is my favorite quote from the knuckle dragging "My Messiah Is Bigger Than Your Messiah" hoe down in Nashville yesterday:

At the rally Sunday, Mike Miller, 54, of Gallatin echoed many of the speakers comments on judicial power, saying he believes Supreme Court justices try to create laws with their rulings instead of interpreting the Constitution.
"Activist justices — we're trying to find out what we can do to stop that activity," he said. "Our laws are based on the Ten Commandments."

Okay, Mike Miller, 54, of Gallatin, pop quiz time:

If "your" laws are based on the Ten Commandments, why are you upset that, in your words, "Supreme Court justices try to create laws with their rulings instead of interpreting the Constitution?" You already do not believe in the Constitution so why would you care how other people interpret a document for which you hold no esteem? "Your" laws are based on the Ten Commandments which, last time I checked, are NOT in the Constitution. You may want them to be, hell, you may even think they are, but they clearly are not. I'm also wondering what "your" laws are? What are "your" laws as opposed to "our" laws, and if they are based on the Ten Commandments, which have 0% legal binding anywhere in the United States, where, exactly, are they in effect? Here's another one for you -- since you are a Christian who derives "your" laws from the Ten Commandments, I'm going to go ahead and assume you support the slaughter in Iraq because as the commandment states: "Thou Shalt Kill Non-Christians," or something to that effect. In Iraq we are worried about "their" laws being derived from the Islamic faith. The conventional wisdom is that nothing could be worse than another Islamic theocracy in the Middle East. So, why is it okay to have a Christian theocracy here in the United States? Because that is exactly what you are espousing -- a Christian theocracy which derives its laws from the Ten Commandments. I guess Christian law is supposed to be better than Islamic law, but frankly I don't see much of a difference. They're like identical twins wearing different colored shirts.

Here is my last thought -- keep your Christian commandments out of "our" secular government. If you don't like it, there's a theocracy opening soon in Iraq -- you may want to check out.

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