Thursday, December 22, 2005

Now THIS will get VERY interesting

This seemed to be a spoof when I first heard about it but it checks out legitimate (at least as far as I can tell). In the Catholic World News, read this incredible decision:

The First Amendment to the US Constitution "does not demand a wall of separation between church and state," a federal court has ruled.

In a surprising decision this week, the 6th Circuit US Court of Appeals approved the display of the Ten Commandments in a Kentucky county. In writing the decision for a unanimous court, Just Richard Suhrheinrich rejected the arguments of lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU), which protested the display. The judge wrote: "The ACLU makes repeated reference to the 'separation of church and state.' This extra-constitutional construct has grown tiresome."

The phrase "separation of church and state" does not appear anywhere in the US Constitution, the judge observed. He added that American history "is replete with governmental acknowledgment and in some cases, accommodation of religion."

The story also appears here as part of the Associated Press wires.

Plus, you can read a PDF of the actual court opinion here.

Obviously, this will be making the appeals circuit but there is hope that the PC Police will finally have their bullet removed from their shirt pocket.

1 comment:

Chuck said...

It's a good win for Kentucky but don't expect to much. If those goes to the Supreme Court, as it now stands, it will be struck down. Even if Alito is confirmed before this case's likely arrival in Washington the SCOTUS' recent steadfast usage of stare decisis will likely uphold the *separation* doctrine in its current form.