Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Thoughts...

These are some rather "apocolyptic" thoughts from a friend of mine, reflecting on the future of this country's perceived "wall" between Church and State. Thanks to Andrew Hiller for sending this to me. Feel free to comment...

(AP) April 22, 2025. A young catholic boy, a rabbi, and a Muslim professorfiled habeas petitions in federal court today challenging their confinementin religious believer concentration camps under the First, Fifth, &Fourteenth Amendments. The 14th Amendment claim was struck on the groundsthat it did not give rise to a claim, as the state governments to which itapplied have since been dissolved. The 1st Amendment claim was struckbecause judicial gloss has interpreted the injunction on laws prohibitingFree Exercise of Religion as actually stating "there must be a separation ofChurch & State" thereby mandating the camps. As per the Fifth Amendmentclaim, the judge looked to international law, where there is no 5thAmendment, to decide that it therefore lacked jurisdiction to provide dueprocess. When counsel at the last minute amended the complaint to state an8th Amendment claim, the court responded that there would be nothing "cruel"and it certainly wouldn't be "unusual" to discriminate against religiouspeople and marginalize religious rights.

1 Comments:

At 6:16 PM, Anonymous Lauren said...

Becky,
You started a blog, eh? This could be detrimental to the precious amount of sleep I already don't get...
This commentary is exactly right--if the state does not understand that it is not the arbiter of justice, but only the guardian of it, then there will be no justice at all.
I'll look forward your next posting with great anticipation :o)

 

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