Skip to comments.Anonymous letter explaining cross theft
Posted on 05/12/2010 12:51:32 PM PDT by Excellence
Note: An anonymous caller, claiming to know the details of the theft of the Mojave Cross, called the Desert Dispatch Tuesday afternoon, saying he was not directly responsible for the crosss theft, but knew who was. While the claims could not be verified, the caller, who identifies himself as a veteran, seems likely connected to the theft. Below are key points of a written explanation provided by the caller.
The cross has been carefully preserved.
A small non-sectarian monument was brought to place at the site but technical difficulties prevented this from happening at the time the cross was moved to its new location.
The cross was erected illegally on public land in 1998 by a private individual. Since then the government has actively worked to promote the continued existence of the cross, even as it excluded other monuments from differing religions. This favoritism and exclusion clearly violates the establishment clause of the US Constitution.
Anthony Kennedy desecrated and marginalized the memory and sacrifice of all those non-Christians that died in WWI when he wrote: 'Here one Latin cross in the desert evokes far more than religion. It evokes thousands of small crosses in foreign fields marking the graves of Americans who fell in battles battles whose tragedies are compounded if the fallen are forgotten.'
Justice Kennedys words in particular and others like them from the other Justices caused me to act.
Discrimination in any form is intolerable, as is hatred.
Discrimination or hatred based upon religion should be despised by all Americans.
Despite what many people are saying, this act was definitively not anti-Christian. It was instead anti-discrimination.
If an appropriate and permanent non-sectarian memorial is placed at the site the cross will be immediately returned.
Alternatively, if a place can be found that memorializes the Christian Veterans of WWI that is not on public land the Cross will promptly be forwarded with care and reverence for installation at the private site.
First off. Most of his facts are wrong.
Second, how does a caller provide written stuff?
He telephoned the reporter and dictated it over the phone.
I understand water-boarding is quite effective...
The Cross is being protected as per the article.
What a “newspaper” can’t tell the difference between a letter and a phone call. Editor is probably a California school grad!
I’m partial to pouring desert sand down his nose.
You bunch of damn stupid fools. It does not establish any such clause of the Constitution. You are fools. And anyway the land is not owned by the Government, it is private land. You are now criminals. As a veteran this group are pigs.
As far as I know the cross was erected in 1934 and was on private land at the time. It is again private land right now.
So it’s OK to take direct action if SCOTUS is wrong?
He must have used a “Voice Facimile” (V-FAX).
I tell you, this new technology today NEVER ceases to amaze me.
It was my understanding it was originally erected in 1932 not 1998. Secondly, It was really sad to see the liberal’s in this country forced a wood crate to be mounted around the cross while the legal battle raged on. The United States should be proud of its Christan history.
By the way I am an American JEW. The cross does not offend me. I am comfortable with it being in a park as it was there to honor the WW1 Vet.
Chances are he called and then e-mailed the letter to the reporter. I have done the same.
Yes, I noticed that too.
It sets a DELIGHTFUL precedent, doesn’t it?
It is private land now so return it moron.
Maybe it was just a monument to the mathematical operation of addition and thus Constitutional.
Nice try Mr Anonymous, but you’ll still be prosecuted to the fullest extend of the law.
I would prefer common tools,like a blowtorch and a pair of pliers.
Jack Bauer, zat you? ;-)
Holding the Cross hostage.
The last time this was done, it was the Muslims in the wars with the Crusader States.
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