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Sunday, February 22, 2004

Side-stepping the Constitution 

What the heck is this??

Constitution Restoration Act of 2004

Sec. 1260. Matters not reviewable

`Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the Supreme Court shall not have jurisdiction to review, by appeal, writ of certiorari, or otherwise, any matter to the extent that relief is sought against an element of Federal, State, or local government, or against an officer of Federal, State, or local government (whether or not acting in official personal capacity), by reason of that element's or officer's acknowledgement of God (my emphasis, Mister) as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government.'.

So if this idiotic law passes, it will not be permissable for the Supreme Court to review decisions at levels lower than the federal level when the issue is to decide whether the establishment clause was violated when an official or governing body invoked their interpretation of God's law?

However, if such officer or body was to decide based on Hindu law, or Buddhist law or natural law, this bill says nothing.

Look, Mr. Aderholt - whoever you are, it's pretty simple. I cannot run for governor and make atheism the law of the state, and neither should I be able to. Likewise, neither can a Jew, Muslim or Christian take office and decide that their religion should guide the state, or the county or the city or the schoolboard or any public governing body in America.

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