[RANT] I don’t know what the hell is going on in Alabama, other than the usual back-woods ignorance that seems to be abundant (here comes the hate mail), but some people down there really need to get a grip. I wish Alabama would get in the headlines more often than only when the citizenry (or small portions of it) are acting nuts, but that does not seem to be the case. At any rate, let’s talk briefly about this absurd Ten Commandments monument issue, and before I get another round of hate mail, I was calling the issue absurd, not the monument or the Ten Commandments.
Initially, I was sympathetic to the cause. I am essentially areligious, and have no dog in this fight to speak of (although I might be wrong- yikes!), but most of the devout Christians and ultra religious others are decent people whom I respect. I did not understand how a statue violated the Establishment clause (and still don’t). My response to people who said “What if some Muslims wanted to put up a monument?” was, quite simply “O.K. Why not?”
However, the federal courts have seen this differently. They ruled against it, and the monument was removed. Fine- case closed until the appeals. Imagine my surprise when I see a bunch of protestors on national television saying things like “I feel like God has been delegated (I think she meant relegated- ed.) to a broom closet,” and other similar statements. My first thought was “What a weak and vain God this must be,” while my second thought was to immediately come to the computer to write about this dolt and to do my best to publicly humiliate her.
That was absurd enough, but then I saw Herb Titus, the attorney for Judge Moore, claim that this is tantamount to ‘judicial tyranny from the Federal judiciary,’ at that point, I lost control. That rhetoric sounds so familiar? Where have I heard it before? Hrmm…. Maybe it was over the TWO CENTURIES when loudmouth assholes like Mr. Titus were using every judicial and extra-judicial method available to make sure that a significant portion of the population STAYED in the REAL TYRANNY that had been created for them? Anyone else remember that? Someone needs to review the treatment a certain minority received at the hands of the Alabama state judiciary, and then, and only then, can they get back to me about ‘judicial tyranny.’ For now, though, you can kindly shut up and stay out of the headlines until you can grow up and act like adults. [END RANT]
*** Update ***
Oliver has some poll results that shocked me.