Patriotism will soon be unconstitutional

Far fetched you say? I think not! In a ruling by San Francisco Judge Lawrence Karlton, it is now unconstitutional to say the Pledge of Allegiance in schools.

Leave it to a California judge to take a symbol of patriotism and state that it's not constitutional. He based his ruling on the fact that the words "one nation UNDER GOD" violates a school child's right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God".

The lawsuit was first brought to the court by a Michael Newdow, an atheist, on behalf of his daughter but was later rejected on Procedural grounds from the Supreme Court due to the fact that Mr. Newdow did not have custody of his elementary school daughter whom he sued on behalf of.

It's this type of attitude that really gets my blood boiling. First of all, the pledge of allegiance is not an affirmation of god, but a patriotic pledge to your country. This country was founded on the premise of religious freedom, but was also founded on the ideals of Christianity. What this means is, we are a Christian nation whose starting laws and ideals are based on Christianity, however, if you choose to follow another religion, it will be allowed without fear of retribution or rebuke. However, in recent times, this idea of religious freedom has seemed to take on the theory that there must be a complete abolition of all religious thought.

The answer to this issue is very simple. Follow your ideals, but leave others alone. If you disagree with the words "Under God" simply do not state them. I have had it up to my eyeballs with every minority in the nation attempting to dissolve the very foundations that this country was built on. The concept of God was a corner stone of our founding father's belief system and you will find it in almost aspects of our nation. What is next? Will all things that contain the word God be declared unconstitutional?

Our money contains the words "In God we trust", surely that offends your delicate sensibilities. Therefore, I request Mr. Newdow, that you take every bit of this atheist offending currency and send it directly to me. I will make sure to dispose of it in a way that I see fit so that you shall never have to be so offended as to have anything with the word "God" disgrace your wallet.

Churches can be see on almost any road in America that you choose to drive down. Therefore, Judge Karlton, I request that you remain confined to your home so that you may never have to drive down the beautiful streets of America and be offended by having to look at foundations of American faith. Surely the fact that Christian churches even exist violates your right to be able operate a car without having religion "crammed" down your throat.

I understand the reasoning that our founding fathers had for the separation of Church and State, but it pains me to see every liberal quack in the world using that to tear down the moral foundation of America on an almost daily basis. Our founding fathers wanted to ensure that anyone would be able to practice the religion of their choosing without interference of the government, but the placing the words "God" in a majority of our official documents, etc does not infringe on that right. You have the ability to worship Allah, Buddha, or no one at all to your heart's content, but you must respect the right of the country to practice the belief system it was built on. If you don't want to say the pledge, then don't. You have that right, but to take that away from the children/people who do believe in god is unjust and cowardly.

Once, just once, I would like to see the left actually practice the theory of "tolerance" that they so often preach, but I'm sad to say, their idea of tolerance is "practice only what we want you to practice". ~Sigh~


Jurgen Trittin: Were you born an asshole or did you have to work at it?

Looks like the soldier I wrote about in my last post may be psychic. Sure enough, Hurricane Katrina is all Bush's fault according to German Enviromental Minister Jurgen Trittin according to a brief in USA Today.

A top German official said the United States had itself to blame for Hurricane Katrina. [sic] Minister Jurgen Trittin said President Bush had “closed his eyes” to the dangers of pollution and climate change, blamed by some scientists for adding to the intensity of hurricanes and other severe weather.

While I've never been a big fan of the Krauts, this is an all time low. I honestly don't know if I should be offended by Trittin comments or just laugh them off.

One the one hand, I'm kind of flattered by the amount of power that the rest of the world thinks lies in the hands of our president. Think about it, Germany's leadership believes that George Bush has the power to control the weather! If only Bush would have followed Trittin's "Kyoto II" green plan, we could have avoided all the mayhem and destruction that is now occuring in my beloved south. With his one signature, GWB could have altered the weather and Katrina would have went and picked on some other country.

On the other hand, I'm appalled by the apparent lack of intelligence that this world leader exhibits. To blame one man for the destruction of a natural disaster is ludicris. Are you so offended that America put an end to the German plan of world domination that you will spew out even the most asinine of comments to try and belittle it's leader? Or are you trying to befriend the Islamic Extremists who are stating that Katrina is part of their Global Jihad in an effort that your anti-american ass kissing will buy you a temporary reprieve from the people that you are too afraid to face on your own?

Finally, a question to Chancellor Scroedor. Is this really the man that you want voicing the opinions and stances of your goverment? If so, then you lack even more fortitude than your Environmental Minister.

America will make it thru this tragedy as we have others. While it may test our strength, we will endure thru it as we have all other challenges that have we faced and be made stronger for it. We will overcome and rebuild on our own as we have in the past. We will not beg others for charity, nor critize those that don't offer it freely. I hope that Germany never experiences a natural disaster such as this, but if you do, rest easy knowing that the country that you so strongly critized today will be there to help you through your suffering, as we have for every other country in the past.


Funny statement from a soldier in Iraq

Every week, I get an update on the situation in Iraq from a Marine Reservist who is deployed there. This week, in addition to discussing the reconstruction projects that he has going, he talked about Hurricane Katrina.

He went on to talk about how several of his fellow reservists will be requesting emergency leave to go back home to check on families and their homes. He also said that one good thing about Katrina is that it gave the media something else to focus on besides the war for a little while. I can definetly understand his point. Despite the destruction that was the result of Katrina, this has been the quietest time in the media concerning the "wasted effort in Iraq".

However, the statement that got me rolling was the following:
"We (the reservists) surf the internet daily looking for more updates about Katrina. Ten bucks says some moron will blame Hurricane Katrina on George Bush and demand that we immediately withdraw all of our meterologists from the National Weather Center"

Is this a man that knows the main stream media or what?!?! You keep your $10 brother, cause there is no way I'm taking that bet!