All the news I wish to print

There are all kinds of stories out there. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry. Some will make you shrug, some will make you scream. Read any daily paper or listen to any newscast and your emotions can go from happy to sad to disbelief to fear to incredulity to horror to anger in very short order.
As we go along, there will be stories, as Paul Harvey used to say, to "wash your ears out with." There will be others that will make you feel like you need to be deloused simply by virtue of have in heard or read them. Some posts will be religious, some secular and for some I expect will defy easy classification in either category. I hope you will join me in this journey and pleas feel free to comment along the way.
For my part I pledge not to remove any posts unless they are vulgar, libelous, threatening or otherwise in violation of the standards of civil discussion. I will not remove any post simply because I disagree with it but I will reserve the right to respond to any challenges that come my way.
God bless you and welome to my blog.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Scrooge strikes again


 In a story out of Hawaii we have yet another example of someone taking the self important role of defending the Constitution against anything that offends his own religious views. The problem is that he- and those who take his incoherent babbling seriously-have either never read the US Constitution or it is simply written on a grade level beyond their level of comprehension. Even so, the wording of the First Amendment is pretty straightforward and unambiguous.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

The leader of the group behind the lawsuit, a group of which he appears to be the only visible member, claims that they are opposed to “violations of the Constitution.”  Well it appears that the only ones seeking “prohibit the free exercise” of religion is his group while demanding the government establish the quasi religion of secularism as the law of the land. 

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