It should be obvious that the Supreme Court has blown this one WAY out of proportion. Let's impeach these judges! In Him, David S. MacMillan III
The Soldier's Bible Violates the Constitution
The tide of liberalism pushes ever onward. Holman Bible Publishers in Nashville publish The Soldier's Bible, a gilt-edged Protestant Bible with one of five emblems on it: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, or Coast Guard. Until now, this has been looked upon as being perfectly fine. But not any more. According to a radio broadcast on National Public Radio, "critics think the emblem on the front brings up legal questions -- and may even violate the Constitution's ban on government-established religion." Oh, for crying out loud! How many times must it be said that THERE IS NO CONSTITUTIONAL BAN ON THE GOVERNMENT PARTICIPATING IN RELIGION!? I suppose that under these new rules, it violates the Constitution for me to write "United States Government" on this blog, because the word "Bible" is in the URL of the website, thus associating the government with religion. This is the first amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or prohibiting the freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances." Congress shall make no law. So this amendment relates only to LAWS made directly by CONGRESS. That in and of itself floors any argument concerning prayers mandated by public school principals or anything else. This also means that the 14th amendment does not apply here; we aren't defining rights, we are just restricting the House and the Senate. respecting an establishment of religion. Careful study of the Constitutional Congress transcript shows inevocably that this "religion" they speak of refers to particular denominations of Christianity. So Congress could make a law establishing Christianity as a national religion, as long as it didn't mandate any particular form or denomination (allowing non-religion-specific prayer in schools is much less than this). Of course, this still leaves the states free to be as denominational as they wish (see above). or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. So Congress can't restrict the practices of any denomination of Christianity. If I want to be Baptist, Congress can't stop me. If I want to be Evangelical, Congress can't throw me in jail. And today, chaplains in the United States Military are being penalized for sharing their faith with other G.I.s!