Saturday, December 08, 2007

God Bless America?

Today's paper here in San Diego, had quite a bit of God stuff in it.
First there is the controversy (?) about some movie called The Golden Compass (whatever that is) and how it's anti-Christian.
Then there was a bunch of letters on the OpEd page about the law suit regarding God in the pledge and on our money.
First off, I want to say that I really don't give a crap about the money thing or the pledge.
The pledge should just be done away with in my opinion anyway because it's stupid, but whatever.
Just stay away from my house on weekend mornings with your Watchtower and keep the religious freaks away from public policy as much as possible.

This letter was awesome in the paper today, though.

Regarding “Atheist brings pledge case back to appeals court/2nd claim involves 'In God We Trust' ” (News, Dec. 5):

I'm not surprised to read that Sacramento doctor and lawyer Michael Newdow and his supporters before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco are trying to litigate their desire “to have their religious views espoused by the government.” As part of the majority of Americans who believe in God, and who believe that the United States of America is “one nation under God,” I would like to suggest that the lawyers and jurists involved remember that the United States is a democracy. And in a democracy the majority rules! If they don't like that, maybe they should practice their trade, and try to force their beliefs onto the majority in, say, Sudan, or maybe Pakistan.

As a Christian, I know that Newdow and I will find out soon enough which one of us is right. In the meantime, I'd like to share a piece of advice with Newdow that has served me well over the years: “Never pass up a good chance to shut your mouth!”

San Diego

Uh, irony, you have met your match in this dipshit.

I hate to break it to this moron, but living in a democracy means that the majority rules when it comes to voting for stuff.

When it comes to the stuff we vote on, public policy, laws, etc.. we have this CRAZY document that in fact helps to ensure that the majority does NOT always rule.
Ever heard of slavery? segregation?
Yea, these were all things the "majority" thought were fine for our great nation.

One more thing. The U.S. is a Constitutional Republic.
Hope that helps.


Jenn of the Jungle said...

Really Mikey?

Voters in this Republic have repeatedly told the government that they WANT THE SOLEDAD CROSS and yet it is still in litigation.

This atheist doesn't care, I can see the cross from my back door and I don't care.

Geez, I thought you'd moved to Nor. Cal.

Tom Harper said...

It's funny how these religious control freaks try to invoke "majority rules" whenever it's convenient for them. Reminds me of that saying "democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch."

Who Hijacked Our Country

Mike V. said...

Jenn, you're not following (again).
Voters vote for a lot of things.
Whether it passes the Constitutional test is another animal.
I don't care if that cross is up on that hill, either.
That's not the point.
The POINT is:
DOES majority rule??
What if there was a vote again in the South on segregation and the people wanted it??
I'm happy you took the time to stop by.
And no, you're thinking of my brother. They moved.
I'm still here.
Lucky you!

Mike V. said...

Stop it, Tom. You're making me hungry.
Lamb chops cooked rare. Now thems good eatin'..

LA said...

See, that's what you get for reading crap out of the Union-Trib. You should be reading SD City Beat exclusively. Your blood pressure will thank you. :)

Mike V. said...

I can't help it!
I need a paper delivered to my door once a day.