FFRF Loses Court Battle

 
 
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rab
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25 June 2007 15:13
 

"Today's unjust decision doesn't even allow us into a courtroom to plead our case. But not overturning Flast v. Cohen is the silver lining," said Barker.

The Supreme Court in effect ruled that the Bush Administration may use taxpayer money to support religion without complaint by taxpayers. The decision makes the violation impervious to court review, since no one besides taxpayers could have standing to challenge the appropriations.

"The only remedy left, since individual Americans are being barred from challenging this violation, is for Congress to defund the Office of Faith-based Initiatives at the White House and Cabinets," said Barker. "Let Congress provide the oversight that the Court is refusing to give!"

http://www.ffrf.org/news/2007/heinvFFRF.php

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Carstonio
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25 June 2007 15:55
 

David Kuo provided a valuable public service by showing how the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives favored fundamentalist Christian charities. However, I disagree with Kuo’s suggestion that such bias was simply a political favor to fundamentalists for their support of the GOP. I suspect it was part of a broader agenda to use the federal government to push fundamentalism.

 
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25 June 2007 23:43
 

Between this, the “Bong Hits for Jesus” ruling and Cheney somehow creating a fourth branch of government; it’s been a bad week for the Constitution.

I’m rather depressed…

 
 
 
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rab
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26 June 2007 11:53
 

I feel your pain. :( 

If things don’t straighten out in the next election, we’re screwed!

 
 
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dlsmith
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27 June 2007 08:42
 

[quote author=“rab”]I feel your pain. :( 

If things don’t straighten out in the next election, we’re screwed!

At this point, I don’t see a candidate in either party that I would be willing to bet on as our savior.

 
 
 
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rab
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27 June 2007 09:38
 

[quote author=“dlsmith”]
... that I would be willing to bet on as our savior.

Interesting choice of words dismith. LOL

 
 
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SkepticX
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28 June 2007 01:47
 

http://www.georgetownnews.com/articles/2007/06/27/opinion/opinion01.txt

[quote author=“Irregular Times”] In oral arguments, Justice Stephen Breyer whined about what would happen if some kid in Alaska were allowed to say “Bong Hits 4 Jesus”: “I guess what I’m worried about is a rule that would — is on your side, a rule that takes your side; we’ll suddenly see people testing limits all over the place in the high schools.


Fuckwads.

As far as I know this is the first time the Supreme Court has ruled against freedom of speech (in a case that made it to that level, of course). Have to check on that one though.

At any rate ...

Get your “Bong Hits for Jesus” t-shirts here:
http://tinyurl.com/27rsxa
http://tinyurl.com/242rpe
http://tinyurl.com/yv2h6h

I’m off to see if I can find a “Bong Hits for the Roberts Court” t-shirt now. I’ll keep you posted ...

Byron

 
 
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mpbrockman
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28 June 2007 06:09
 

“Bong Hits for the Roberts Court” - beautiful!

Please let me know if you find one.

 
 
 
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SkepticX
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28 June 2007 07:03
 

Found a couple designs here .

Byron