Thanks for your comments. I appreciate the things you do say. I do however take note to the comment about separation of church and state. First might I make a plug to read the 5000 year leap. I do not believe there is such thing as the separation of church and state. The separation was between the states & people AND the federal government.
"Separation of church and state" is a misnomer. I use it because it's the common shorthand for the issue. What the Bill of Rights says is "Congress shall make no law...", and I think it's very reasonable to interpret that as "government should not do anything to either advance or retard any religion" -- and that includes not requiring kids in government schools to listen to prayers, even though I think it would be good for them.
m&p40 wrote:Very interesting thoughts on this. I do agree with a constant battle to keep our rights, but I do not like the way the ACLU goes about it.
I agree that the ACLU's approach is distasteful. But I also recognize that it works... many pro-gun folks have gotten uncomfortable with the way the NRA and other pro-gun organizations have stopped being gentlemanly and instead started filing lawsuits. But it got us the Heller ruling, and odds are very good we're about to get the 2A incorporated against the states. The Bill of Rights is a powerful tool, but it does nothing unless you're willing to get aggressive, distasteful as that may be. The ACLU figured that out 90 years ago. Shrill and aggressive works, polite and restrained does not.