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November 5, 2006
ACLU Continues Campaign Against Cross at Mount Soledad
Philip Paulson, who initiated the struggle to do away with the 29-foot cross at the Mount Soledad War Memorial, has died. Last year, a special ballot in San Diego to protect the cross from moonbats by transferring the property to the federal government as a national war memorial passed with 76% of the vote. Yet the Anti-Christian Lawyers Union (ACLU) will not rest until the cross has fallen.
Now the ACLU is challenging the legality of the special ballot, as well as the federal legislation transferring the land. Though Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy ordered a stay, a May ruling that San Diego must take down the cross or pay as much as $5,000 per day in fines is still under appeal. Apparently left-wing jackals with law degrees have no shortage of time or money to pay court costs. If they succeed, their next stop might be Arlington National Cemetery and Gettysburg, where there are plenty of Christian symbols that must raise their ire.
John Eastman, a professor at Chapman University School of Law, sees the relentless battle to destroy the Mount Soledad memorial as part of a greater war on the moral underpinnings that allow American democracy to function:
If you look at the trend in leftist theory about society, it's bought into the notion that there should be no communal restraints or standards because that's a violation of liberty. The line between liberty and licentiousness makes no sense to them.
To vindicate their philosophy of life, they demonize any institution that will continue to hold the old moral cultural norms. As a result, you see massive attacks against the Church and massive attacks against groups like the Boy Scouts that are the quintessential holders of the moral line.
The founders believed that without a moral citizenry, they would not be able to sustain a self-governing republic.
Whether the ACLU hates Christianity simply because it is good, or because it is a critical component of American civilization, only a moonbat could say.
On a tip from Wiggins.
Posted by Van Helsing at November 5, 2006 11:45 AM
I'd like to take some of those ACLU idiots to the war graves in France (rank upon rank of white crosses), then make them watch as I kick a few down. Perhaps then they'll understand what they're doing. Or perhaps they won't be able to see the irony when the protest...
Posted by: Archonix at November 5, 2006 2:38 PM
No American, whether Jew, atheist, Buddhist, Wiccan, Muslim, Jane, Hindu or Christian, has anything to say about what markers are allowed in France. That is up to the French.
Do you really not see the difference between individual grave markers chosen by individual service personnel or their families and a war memorial intended to honor war dead which should be inclusive of all miliary personnel, not just Christians???????
Are you unaware that there are Jewish soldiers who died who don't want to be "honored" by a honkin' huge symbol of Christianity?
That is why Jewish organizations have signed on to have a decidedly Christian symbol removed from what is supposed to be an inclusive war memorial.
Posted by: Carol at November 5, 2006 8:28 PM
Too bad for you, huh?
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