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One nation, under uncertainty
Wash Times ^ | 6/30/02 | Cal Thomas

Posted on 06/30/2002 6:05:19 AM PDT by DoctorMichael

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:38:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

On the eve of our great national birthday party and in the aftermath of September 11, when millions of us turned to God and prayed for forgiveness of individual and corporate sins and asked for His protection against future attacks, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has inflicted on this nation what many will conclude is a greater injury than that caused by the terrorists.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: 9thcircuitcourt; atheist; calthomas
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1 posted on 06/30/2002 6:05:19 AM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: DoctorMichael
A single atheist parent in California filed the lawsuit on behalf of his elementary school daughter.

Seems like these people know how to be a light unto the nations...with a little help from media friends.

2 posted on 06/30/2002 6:17:34 AM PDT by ivanhoe116
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To: DoctorMichael
We have just been handed three God-given opportunities to hammer the Left in this country until they ring like a cheap bell:

1- the "pledge issue." It went Nuclear-Hot so fast it was unbelievable, and while the Left is moving fast to defuse it, it has done a lot of damage.
2- the "wildfires issue." Every living thing fears wildfire, and it perfectly illustrates years of muddle-headed mismanagement. It also reveals the fanatical agenda behind the smiley-face of the ecology movement.
3- the "waste, fraud, and abuse issue." The Left is desperately trying to draw attention away by using the "WorldCom" and other corporate abuses and fraud, but the Government is the real heavy hitter in this department. They can't even account for their own ( our! ) money!

3 posted on 06/30/2002 6:34:32 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
The use of the name "God" does not "establish a religion". It does recognize the moral prinicples we were founded on.

God is not definable. God means something different to all of us.

To the atheist, the obvious definition of God is merely "0".

What's your problem Mr. so and so who started all this?

Oh, 15 minutes of fame!! Yeh, that's what I thought.

Sac

4 posted on 06/30/2002 6:52:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
Yes, the "minutes of fame" was certainly one of the angles... Mr. What's-his-name got to sing the silly song he wrote about the pledge on some TV show. I heard about it via talk radio towards the end of the week.

Another angle is the "trial balloon" that was so popular during x42's corrupt reign. I think the reaction was a rude shock to those behind this nonsense.

5 posted on 06/30/2002 7:15:21 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
We have just been handed three God-given opportunities to hammer the Left................

Precisely!!!!! Now if whoever is involved in plotting Republican strategy for this Fall pays attention.................

6 posted on 06/30/2002 9:14:12 AM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: ivanhoe116
My understanding here is that this clown is a Full-time provacateur............ie. THIS IS his vocation.

Furthermore, I've heard he formerly lived in Florida and filed suit there to get the words "IN GOD WE TRUST" off of U.S. currency...............since his use of the money "forced" him to honor God and therefore violated his personal separation of church and state.

Anyways, the suit was thrown out; Florida courts were too conservative to listen to this bilge. He PURPOSELY moved to California to be IN the 9th Circuit because he knew he could get stuff like this through!!!!

Additionally, he is unemployed and is pursueing his "hobby" (.....if you will), enforcing his will on the rest of America.

7 posted on 06/30/2002 9:31:15 AM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: DoctorMichael
I'm communicating from my "backup browser"-- a 66 mhtz. 486 with a sticking keyboard & gritty trackball- so excuse the weird typos, they are hard to go back to & correct.

That aside, we need Lee Atwater's tactical skills very badly. H@ll, whatever his other shortcomings, Newt Gingritch was a rare tactician until his downfall.

But this really is a once-a-decade confluence of hot issues that could be used, if only the higher-ups have the wits to do it right.

8 posted on 06/30/2002 9:36:55 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
..........once-a-decade confluence of hot issues..........

Hey!!!!!!!! Mary Matlin, or anybody else that may be cruising this site this weekend.............Listen up here.

9 posted on 06/30/2002 9:42:42 AM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: DoctorMichael
For everyone on the forum:

If you have a Senator on the Judiciary Committee, I urge you to write a Letter to the Editor of your newspapers similar to THIS one. We can take back the Senate if we work together.

10 posted on 06/30/2002 9:52:02 AM PDT by Mr_Magoo
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To: DoctorMichael
Hey!!!!!!!! Mary Matlin, or anybody else that may be cruising this site this weekend.............Listen up here.

I can only echo & amplify that- this really is a golden opportunity that must not be passed by.

The way virtually all of the Dems in the Congress & Senate reacted tells forcefully just how "nuclear-hot" the pledge issue is- it may be the "New Third Rail" of politics.

The "Forests are Burning" shows how worthless, bankrupt, and downright dangerous "environmentalist-dictated" land management is.

The "rotten companies & crooked accountants" issue shows why winking at corruption in high places during clinton's years was not just immoral, but hazardous to your pocketbook as well.

11 posted on 06/30/2002 9:58:02 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: DoctorMichael
Look at the timing of this ATTACK on America's belief in God. It is just DAYS before July 4th.

What if America does suffer Terrorist Attacks on July 4th? We'll be so distracted by the events, that in 45 days when this Ninth Court Ruling is due for review...

No one will even care anymore. And without Public Protest, ONE NATION UNDER GOD will disappear forever.

No matter what happens, we must REMEMBER to fight this assault on the Pledge of Allegiance. It's a fight for Liberty, and the Freedom to Believe...



12 posted on 06/30/2002 1:22:28 PM PDT by Joy Angela
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To: backhoe
Not to worry. As soon as Dubya gets those millions of newly legalized illegals signed up to vote we have it in the bag.LOL.
14 posted on 06/30/2002 9:19:36 PM PDT by willyone
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