Monday, June 25, 2007

Bush's Supreme Court Rules And Consequently Violates The First Amendment

A group by the name of "Freedom From Religion Foundation," has lost its suit against the various taxpayer funded, faith-based initiatives that the Chimperor has imposed upon us since he took office. According to the Associated Press...

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that ordinary taxpayers cannot challenge a
White House initiative that helps religious charities get a share of federal

The 5-4 decision blocks a lawsuit by a group of atheists and
agnostics against eight Bush administration officials including the head of the
White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

The taxpayers' group, the Freedom From Religion Foundation Inc.,
objected to government conferences in which administration officials encourage
religious charities to apply for federal grants.

Let's just start with a little history lesson, shall we? The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution covers free speech, but one other thing it covers is the establishment of a single religion. That said, Bush's faith-based initiatives are clearly in violation of this provision in our constitution. Apparently, the folks who occupy the offices of the Supreme Court have either not gotten their copy of the Constitution, or they've chosen to to ignore it. Either way, this decision flies in the face of one of the most basic foundations of this country. There is absolutely nothing wrong with people of this country practicing their religions, but there is something seriously wrong with a President who tries to push fundamentalism on everyone...and handing out tax breaks for cooperating.

To the folks of Freedom From Religion Foundation, I say keep trying. I encourage everyone to donate or otherwise support their efforts.

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