It is truly saddening that it has come to this, and sadder still that such as suggestion should even be considered “controversial.”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry called Sunday for a constitutional amendment to allow prayer in public schools.

Our Founding Fathers would be thinking they had died and gone to hell if they were around to see this.

That we have to even think about resorting to going through the Amendment process just to rein in the Supreme Court in order to protect rights that are already specifically protected in the increasingly misnamed Bill of Rights is so far beyond the absurd that it defies description.

You will note, please, that Governor Perry is not asking for prayer to be mandatory, merely that it be allowed. The former would be a violation of the First Amendment, the latter is an enumerated right specifically protected by it.

Unless you have English comprehension skills at the level of a newborn, that is, which is apparently all it takes to become a Supreme Court “Justice.”

But somehow that is considered “controversial” enough to make headlines. The only reason for it to make headlines is that we’ve slid so far down the slippery slope that anybody would have to make a case out of it.

What this country truly needs is a bunch of pissed off Virginians and a shitload of muskets.

Thatisall.

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LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
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December 12, 2011 07:38

It’s completely amazing that this level of craziness is just what’s needed to deal with the insanity that we face..

Jerry
Jerry
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December 12, 2011 08:07

The country’s going down the shitter financially and This? THIS?!? is what concerns him?!? Jesus H. Christ. As Ace says, “we’re boned. Seriously, seriously boned”. The number one issue on his mind is THAT. Stay in Texas, Governor.

Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R
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December 12, 2011 11:10

While I would be one of the first to agree with allowing prayer in school, I really would have some concerns about it…what sorts of prayers? Christian? Jewish? Muslim? Kids who were raised to pray do so anyway, just not out in the open.

LC Jackboot IC/A
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December 12, 2011 11:47

bunch of pissed off Virginians and a shitload of muskets. Led by some pissed off southern gentlemen. They would already be mustered and ready to march. If we could harness the energy of spinning founders, it would be enough to meet all our power needs. …mheh… Jerry says: The number one issue on his mind is THAT. Stay in Texas,… Read more »

Alan K. Henderson
Alan K. Henderson
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December 12, 2011 12:41

NOOOOOOOO!!!!!! I DO NOT WANT A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT THAT LEGITIMIZES PUBLIC EDUCATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:em08:

Alan K. Henderson
Alan K. Henderson
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December 12, 2011 12:43

Okay, i took out 24 of those un-smileys and left just one.

LC MuscleDaddy
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December 12, 2011 13:05

Alan K. Henderson @ #: I had the same thought – it would be the first mention of ‘Public Schools’ in the Constitution… Reminds me of a Tom Clancy book – Executive Orders – where the former vice president sues against Jack Ryan’s legitimacy as president – but ultimately loses because in the process of bringing suit, he legally acknowledges… Read more »

WayneB
WayneB
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December 12, 2011 16:46

We all pretty much know how things got this way, but this video by the Imperial Minister of Truth explains it so that an idiot could understand.

Mattexian
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December 12, 2011 17:17

Ya know, if he gets rid of the Dept of Education, this won’t be an issue anymore!

Kristophr, LC
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December 12, 2011 18:39

I’d rather see the feds out of the education business. And the states as well.

I was under the impression that prayer by students was allowed? First amendment, and all … the establishment clause also forbids the state from suppressing religion.

Just try to prevent an islamic from praying in class, and watch the fur fly.

LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
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December 12, 2011 20:46

Will we also have a Constitutional Amendment establishing Newton’s Law of Gravity? Or maybe the Laws of Motion?

There are many lamp posts in Washington. Decorate them wisely.

Jerry
Jerry
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December 12, 2011 21:48

From a comment on this subject from Ace’s place: OK, let’s try a Thread Reboot: I, personally, find overly specific amendments aimed at narrow issues like school prayer a waste of time & energy. They aren’t broad enough to enjoy the level of support necessary to see them thru to passage. And who really wants a constitution with 200 amendments… Read more »

LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
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December 13, 2011 06:57

So, to follow the logic,, if an amendment is required to force the enforcement of standing amendments, wouldn’t we need another amendment to enforce the enforcement of the enforcement amendment? And anuther to enforce amendments that require amendments to enforce the enforcement of the enforcement amendments,, to be enforced,,, ad infinitum… Imagine how many trees we could save if we… Read more »

LC Spare Parts
LC Spare Parts
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December 13, 2011 12:12

The reason we’re in this mess is because our enemies know the difference between a piece of paper and raw power. They are also aware that holding that power, we have all the risk while they have none until We have nothing left to lose. As there are few people remaining who remember America as a Free Country before the… Read more »

LC Dread Pirate Geoarrge
LC Dread Pirate Geoarrge
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December 13, 2011 14:44

I want an amendment that specifically states that any public official, who is found to have violated the rights of the American people enumerated in the Constitution, shall be found guilty of treason, punishable by death, or imprisonment for life.

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy
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December 13, 2011 16:59

TERM LIMITS ON ALL OF THEM! Supremes can sit for 12 yrs. Fed judges 8, Pres for 8 if re-elected, everybody else gets four. Elect congress then 2 yrs later elect Senate so that all aren’t getting fired at the same job. And while were at it, no “retirement programs, etc.

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster
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December 13, 2011 18:13

What we need is a congress with some balls. (Or ovaries, whatever the case may be) When the courts at whatever level, (Federal that is. The states need to start handling their own courts), then the justices need to be removed from the bench. It’s called impeachment and it has been used to remove crooked judges. (Pity they then go… Read more »

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
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December 13, 2011 23:09

10th Amendment? Anyone? :em08: Bloody HELL! The Constitution is already supposed TO be the “Law of the Land”, why is there a question?