Jewish World Review August 29, 2003 / 1 Elul, 5763
Alabama outcry is downright wrong
I'm sure Judge Roy Moore has known all along in his
heart of hearts that there's such thing as judicial review and
that he couldn't go around ignoring federal judges'
decisions. But Moore brings up a more important question,
a much larger question. In 2003, are Ten Commandments
monuments in Supreme Court rotundas really the biggest
problem facing America? And I've got to tell you, you
know what bothers me the most about this?
You have all of these people like ripping their shirts:
Oh, it's so awful. They are tearing apart our Constitution by
allowing the Ten Commandments to be in government
Time for a pop quiz, class. Can you tell me what
founding document contained the words separation of
church and state? Law students, please turn to your parents
right now and tell them which founding document by our
founding fathers contained the words separation of church
and state, because we understand that Moore is destroying
the separation of church and state that our founding fathers
put in the Constitution! Oh, it makes me want to cry.
The only problem is, its not in the Constitution. It's not
in the Bill of Rights. It's not in the Declaration of
Independence. It's not in the Federalist Papers. In fact, it's
not in any founding document. And this great concept, this
wonderful concept, this separation of church and state
concept that, by G-d, our very republic was founded upon
doesn't even exist in our founding documents.
It was created whole cloth in 1947 by the United
States Supreme Court. So before everybody starts getting
so upset about the Ten Commandments being placed in the
Alabama rotunda, ask yourself a question: Why are they in
the U.S. Supreme Court? Why are they in Congress? Why
are they in federal buildings all over Washington, D.C.? This
is a bunch of hypocrisy, folks.
And if you don't like that,
then you don't like the "Real Deal."
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