Posted by Godefroi on April 6, 2010
Hypothetically speaking, what if those crazy “Christianists” took over the government of the Unites States.
And again hypothetically, what if the new So-Far-Right-They’re-Behind-the-Sunrise Congress appropriated government money (that’s taxes, for any uninformed) and granted – say, $38 Million* – to build a new church somewhere?
And what if, based on that success, they proceeded to grant a $30-Million-per-year-for-seven-years* boon to a Catholic Priest, SPECIFICALLY to assist him in evangelizing, and threw in another $89 Million* to build a church?
And then what if, getting even crazier, the Congress started GRANTING LAND to religious institutions, again specifically for evangelism or church-building?
Yeah…what if Congress did all those things? Those would all be violations of the First Amendment ‘Establishment Clause’ (wall of separation, and all that) right?
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Posted by Godefroi on October 16, 2008
A world-famous “Constitutional Law Scholar” and University Professor Lecturer doesn’t know what the Supreme Court’s job is.
Obama, on the other hand, endorsed judicial activism:
I think that it’s important for judges to understand that if a woman is out there trying to raise a family, trying to support her family, and is being treated unfairly, then the court has to stand up, if nobody else will. And that’s the kind of judge that I want.
Except, of course, that’s not their job. Judges have the task of applying the law as promulgated by coordination between the elective branches of government, the legislature and the executive.
Keep in mind what the Constitution actually says:
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
ALL (definition: ALL) Legislative (definition:having the function of making laws) Powers (definition: abilit[ies] to do or act) lies with CONGRESS.
If current law sucks, so be it. Lack of fairness or compassion is not the bailiwick of the Supreme Court – it’s the Legislature that has the responsibility to make any necessary improvements to existing law.
One would think a Constitutional “Expert” would know these things. Go figure.
H/T: Hot Air
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