I try to stay non-partisan on this site…really I do. Ok, I posted that silly video of Bush, but that’s funny regardless of political standing.
I can’t sit on this though.
Tom Delay is a complete and total…well…jeez I can’t even think of a good term. Here, have a look at this quote from an interview that appears in The Washington Times:
I blame Congress over the last 50 to 100 years for not standing up and taking its responsibility given to it by the Constitution. The reason the judiciary has been able to impose a separation of church and state that’s nowhere in the Constitution is that Congress didn’t stop them. The reason we had judicial review is because Congress didn’t stop them. The reason we had a right to privacy is because Congress didn’t stop them.
I can hear you saying, “Well, what’s wrong with that?” To which my reply would be to shove a pencil in my eye.
“The reason the judiciary has been able to impose a separation of church and state that’s nowhere in the constitution”?
Ya know, I’m sure I’ve read something to the contrary…where was that…oh yea..THE FIRST AMENDMENT OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS!:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
And that “liberal” judiciary that Delay’s so pissed about?
“Republican appointees now constitute a majority of judges on 10 of the nation’s 13 federal appeals courts. As few as three more lifetime appointments on key courts would tip the balance in favor of GOP appointees on all but one appeals court – the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.”
I can just hear you askin’ “Yeah, but Mark, what liberal source did you get that from?” You’re right. I’m sure The Christian Science Monitor is leaning so far to the left to make that statistic unreliable.
And finally, “the reason we had a right to privacy is because congress didn’t stop them?”
Well, God forbid that we have a right to privacy. Lord knows all we would use it for would be to have anal sex, or stem cell research, or perhaps even the importation of drugs from Canada.
The right to privacy…silly citizen, that’s only for for people that think that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. What a retarded notion. Who thought up that bunch’a crapola?
(P.S.–For all those that try to use that “creator” argument for the convergence of religion and government…that’s the only time that word appears in the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, or the Bill of Rights. The word “God” appears exactly once in the Declaration, but in a very non-denominational “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” kinda way. Those guys knew that it wasn’t government encroaching on religion that was the problem. It was religion encroaching on government. Unfortunately, if Delay has his way…)