I love the irony in this news article from Yahoo. A group of religious leaders has filed suit against South Carolina legislation that would mandate the production of “I believe” license plates (featured with a golden cross over a stained glass window), complaining that such legislation violates the First Amendment.
Heres why I laugh:
“Washington-based filed the lawsuit on behalf of two Christian pastors, a humanist pastor and a rabbi in South Carolina, along with the Hindu American Foundation.”
“Republican House Speaker Bobby Harrell said residents asked for a way to express their beliefs, and legislators responded.
He disputed Lynn’s [executive director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, and a Christian Minister] accusation that they were pandering to constituents in an election year.
“”That’s what critics always say when they see something they don’t like,” Harrell said. “I think this has less to do with the First Amendment and more to do with their disdain for religion generally.”” [emphasis mine]
I find the irony unbearably funny.
I also find it amusing that McCain, a former POW, claims the habeus corpus is a privilege, not a right. That giving terror suspects, “enemy combatants”, Gitmo detainees, whatever you want to call them, the “privilege” to know the evidence against them, the purported reasons for which they are being held, is
“one of the worst decisions in the history of this country.”
Read George Will’s (a noted conservative) rebuttal here.
Finally, also from Yahoo news, is this picture of Bush.
The headline is:
Bush tells flood-weary Iowa citizens he’s listening.
Looks more like he is listening to the sound of his own voice.