Thursday, September 15, 2005

Federal Judge Rules "under God" Unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools was unconstitutional. (This ruling is unconstitutional ... 1st amendment)

U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton ruled that the pledge's reference to one nation "under God" violates school children's right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God." The judge has granted legal standing to two families represented by an atheist who lost his previous battle before the U.S. Supreme Court. (A Carter appointee - he needs to explain to me how he figures a student, who is not punished if not participating, is being 'coerced'.)

Judges complete opinion via FindLaw.

Karlton said he was bound by precedent of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which in 2002 ruled in favor of Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow that the pledge is unconstitutional when recited in public schools. (Which was promptly not even heard in SCOTUS which nullified that ruling. Basically what newdow has done here is back-tracked to his last 'victory' and started over.)

"Imagine every morning if the teachers had the children stand up, place their hands over their hearts, and say, 'We are one nation that denies God exists,"' Newdow said in an interview with AP Radio after the ruling. (News flash newdow ... by this standard that is basically what is forced on us. Our 1st amendment rights being taken away so that little you can have it your way. Thats only Burger King ... and fascism ... where the few decide for the many.)

"I think that everybody would not be sitting here saying, 'Oh, what harm is that.' They'd be furious. And that's exactly what goes on against atheists. And it shouldn't." (So it's better that the 1% of you dictate that 85% of America has their 1st amendment rights removed to satisfy you?)

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

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.

The First Amendment protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference.

Two clauses guarantee freedom of religion. The establishment clause prohibits the government from passing laws to establish an official religion or preferring one religion over another.

The free exercise clause prohibits the government from interfering with a persons practice of their religion.

Untill now.

Brings to mind something I've been reviewing again since the SCOTUS ruling on 'eminent domain' recently.

The 45 communist goals (From The Congressional Record, Jan. 10, 1963).

(Hen. A.S. Herlong, Jr. of Florida in H.R., Congressional Record-Appendix, Jan. 10, 1963, pp. a34-35)

1. U.S. should accept coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. should be willing to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the U.S. would be a demonstration of "moral strength."
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
5. Extend long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
7. Grant recognition of Red China and admission of Red China to the U.N.
8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the Germany question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the U.S. has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces.
12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. Do away with loyalty oaths.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the U.S.
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions, by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for Socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations that are under Communist attack.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV & motion pictures.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings," substituting shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. " Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural and healthy."
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state"
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
30. Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of "the big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture – education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat.
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose communist goals.
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. (it takes a village). Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special interest groups should rise up and make a "united force" to solve economic, political or social problems.
43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
45. Repeal the Connally Reservation so the U.S. cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike.

Maybe a quick look at The Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx.

1. "The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single phrase: Abolition of private property." (page 82)
2. "You reproach us with intending to do away with your property. Precisely so; that is just what we intend." (page 85)
3. ". . . the middle-class owner of property. This person must, indeed, be swept out of the way, and made impossible." (pages 85-86)
4. "Abolition of the family!" (page 87)
5. "The Communists are further reproached with desiring to abolish countries and nationality." (page 90)
6. "Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality."(page 92)
7. Goals of Communism (page 94)
a. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
b. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
c. Abolition of all right of inheritance.
d. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
e. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
f. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.
g. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of wastelands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
h. Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
i. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
j. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.

Communism = Socialism = (D)umbassrat =

the A.C.L.U. (here after refered to as The Anti-American Communist Lawyers United)

You scared yet? Is it any wonder that the A.C.L.U. (that was founded by Roger Baldwin ... a student of, and devout communist) is fighting to remove God and our constitutional rights and destroy the country from within? Is it any wonder they represent terrorists, NAMBLA, 'atheists' and other perverse / anti-american people / groups in court?

These ideals are making their way into our courts and like a virus slowly infecting the judical system of the United States of America. We are in serious trouble and need to stand up and defend our rights while we still have them ...

One source i'll plug here is Liberty Legal Institute. Others are, Alliance Defense Fund, Thomas More Law Center, American Center for Law and Justice, The Rutherford Institute.

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