Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government

Someone earlier wanted proof that the religious wrong was trying replace the constitution with biblical rule. Here we go...

http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/40805

The re-introduction of this bill on March 3rd seemed to have been hardly noticed. It was first brought up last year by Senator Richard Shelby, Rep. Robert Aderholt, and Roy "Ten Commandments" Moore. I wonder if section 201 of the CRA will affect Article VI, Sect. 2. (born of, the 2004 thread (s))
Permalink son of parnas 
March 29th, 2005
If you can't bring Mohammed to the mountain...
Permalink Art 
March 30th, 2005
Wow. That's fucked up.

Now the fun part will be that even if they succeed in removing that bit from Supreme Court jurisdiction and law is somehow recognized as coming from God, they still can't specify *which* God the law comes from. It doesn't look like this proposal endorses any specific God.

So I think if this passes, people should start submitting bills with backing from the most obscure deities they can find.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
March 30th, 2005
I would suggest Dionysos, the god of wine, madness and the theatre. Sounds like we could get some good legislation from that.

Or Pan. Pan was basicly a god of nature and pretty scenery, but he had a cadre of buck naked chicks, called nymphs, that followed him around and danced when he played his flute.

So, Pan is obviously a God worthy of worship. I mean, guys look up to anyone who has managed to score with two chicks at once. Pan had hundreds. I'll bow my head in silent respect to that.
Permalink Eric Debois 
March 30th, 2005
We all know which god is being referred to. There will be no freedom of religion.
Permalink son of parnas 
March 30th, 2005
Ah, but there's the rub. The law appears to move some part out of SC jurisdiction. To specify *which* god is meant doesn't fall under this bill, which means it's still under SC jurisdiction, which means it would violate the first amendment and the SC could strike it down.

Of course, IANAL.

Philo?
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
March 30th, 2005
I think that's called succession, isn't it.

Please let the world know if you do this. I'll go back to China.
Permalink Rick Tsang 
March 30th, 2005
???

Because China is so much more free than the US?
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
March 31st, 2005
I just remembered a quip from (I think) the Sydney Morning Herald when the Monica Lewinsky story was just breaking: "Thank God we got the convicts and they got the Puritans." ;-) ;-)

I wish that I could find it as funny now as I did then...
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
March 31st, 2005
uh...be glad you're there and not here?
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
March 31st, 2005
Nope. Then, as now, I'm planted in front of a computer, roughly in the upper middle of Flyover Country, USA. ;-)
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
March 31st, 2005
Oh...my bad. I thought you were in Australia, not an Aussie living in BFE, USA.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
March 31st, 2005
At least my skin is yellow.

If US becomes a theocracy, it will conquer Canada. If history repeats then someone who is not in majority will get persecuted.
Permalink Rick Tsang 
March 31st, 2005
Hmm...I wonder what we can "Blame Canada" for...
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
March 31st, 2005
Our chief weapons are surprise! ... surprise, and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope ... er, and donuts.
Permalink Can we start again? 
March 31st, 2005
Recognize gay marriage?
Legalize marijuana?
Decriminalize heroin?
Provide Abortion?
Permalink Rick Tsang 
March 31st, 2005
That raises an interesting question: Would the U.K. have to come to the aid of Canada as part of that whole "Commonwealth" thing?
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
March 31st, 2005
Just what the US has been aiming for...US against the world!
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
March 31st, 2005
Or, would the U.K have to come to the aid of the USA as part of that whole "special relationship" and "NATO" and "UN security council" thing?
Permalink  
March 31st, 2005
Yikes! Good point. This is starting to look like the onset of WWI...
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
March 31st, 2005
> This is starting to look like the onset of WWI...

If you wanna risk starting that, you could also consider trying to annexe Antarctica.
Permalink  
March 31st, 2005
Or Mars. I mean, why else would Bush want to go there but to provoke other countries by violating space treaties?

</troll>
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
March 31st, 2005
Yeah, there's a whole *solar system* we haven't pissed off yet, fer cryin' out loud! What's Bush waiting for?!! The Martians have WMD and are out to get us: Didn't he read "Stranger in a Strange Land?" ;-) ;-)
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
March 31st, 2005
Canada is part of NATO.
Permalink Rick Tsang 
March 31st, 2005
Hm. I thought 'the creator' gave us alienable rights.
Permalink Rick Tsang 
March 31st, 2005
Evolution created me.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
April 1st, 2005
I'm still in beta... ;-)
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
April 1st, 2005
And here I thought you were over 18...
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
April 1st, 2005
In conflict?
Permalink Rick Tsang 
April 1st, 2005
"And here I thought you were over 18..."

Good one! :) I'm 37, and I *still* feel like I'm impersonating an adult. Wonder how old I'll have to be before that feeling of putting one over on a whole lot of people goes away... ;-) ;-)

Have a good weekend, Mr. Stanton--and thanks for the laugh.
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
April 1st, 2005
Hey, glad to. I did think you were over 18, but not 37, so you did have me fooled. There seems to be a lot of the late-20's crowd here. I was starting to feel almost alone.

As far as when you stop feeling like you're pulling one over on people...my mom is 19 years older than you, and says she still feels young, so you have plenty of time. :)
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
April 2nd, 2005

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