Friday, January 30, 2009
Justice Roy Moore is an unconstitutional moron
You remember Justice Roy Moore, formerly of the Supreme Court of Alabama, who was tossed out on his ass for disobeying the law.
Moore is still kicking around his unconstitutional notions, working with the right wing Foundation for Moral Law out of Montgomery, Alabama.
Back in 1999, two Kentucky counties -- McCreary and Pulaski -- put a copy of the Ten Commandments in their courthouses. The Kentucky ACLU sued. So the two counties decided to display material from the Declaration of Independence, the Kentucky Constitution, Lincoln's proclamation of a National Day of Prayer and Humiliation, and Reagan's 1983 proclamation of the Year of the Bible, along with the Ten Commandments.
The federal courts said "No, no, no. You can't do that. It's not constitutional."
The people running these counties, being offshoots of one of the lower branches of the Tree of Life, then decided to put up nine documents of equal size, which included, naturally, the Ten Commandments, as well as the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, etc.
The federal district court said, "Please! You tried to fool us before with your unconstitutional stuff and now you're doing it again! No, no, no."
Enter former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (whom, you will remember was thrown out on his ass for disobeying the law which is kind of amazing when you think he's a really good christianist and God-believer), along with the FFML. They have filed a brief arguing that the actions of the two Kentucky Counties were indeed constitutional, because "this nation was founded upon an acknowledgment of God, as evidenced by the colonial charters, the Thanksgiving proclamations of Presidents Washington and Lincoln, and a host of other documents."
As if that wasn't enough... Wait, the colonial charters were written before this country was a country. Hmmm. Something's a bit fishy.
Well, Moore and the FFML further said that while the First Amendment forbids a "law" establishing a religion, a display on a wall of a courthouse is not a "law," and to acknowledge God does not "establish" a religion. So there, you damnable federal court!
Don't go away, 'cause I've saved the bestest for lastest:
The famed Justice Moore (who was thrown out on his ass, you will recall!) also said:
"The people of the State of Kentucky have the right and the duty to acknowledge God as the source of governmental authority and human rights, and no federal court has any authority to interfere with that right and duty." [Emphasis added]
I did not make that up! That's what he said!
No wonder he was thrown out on his ass. He doesn't know history and he doesn't understand the Constitution of the United States. The "right and duty to acknowledge God"? Which God? Maybe Zeus? Mithra? Osiris? Yahweh? Elohim? Zoroaster? The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ?
Everyone stand now. All together: "God bless America!"
Thank you. Bow before the Ten Commandments as you leave. And be sure, this being Friday, you keep the Sabbath, or God's gonna throw YOU out on your ass!
Read Moore here. The freepy FFML is here.