The cross in the Mojave Desert has now been deemed unconstitutional.
WABOS. According to the AP story, the cross was built by WWI veterans in 1934. The land becomes part of a national preserve in 1994. Amazingly, it’s suddenly unconstitutional. An endorsement of religion. Have our legal experts become blind, or intentionally stupid?
Anybody care to look at a school textbook compiled by the principal of a New York City High School and printed by Harvard University in 1900? The textbook, titled “Selections from the Bible: For Use In Schools” (see the digital copy on Google Books), was used in PUBLIC schools.
Published by Harvard.
Compiled by a Ph.D. High School principal.
Used in Public Schools.
Selections from the Bible.
What about records of Congress? In 1787, when delegates to the Constitutional Convention had been arguing and getting nowhere for weeks, Benjamin Franklin arose and addressed George Washington, president of the convention:
(NOTE: The following is taken from ThisNation.com, a fully accredited high school civics curriculum)
The small progress we have made after 4 or five weeks close attendance & continual reasonings with each other–our different sentiments on almost every question, several of the last producing as many noes as ays, is methinks a melancholy proof of the imperfection of the Human Understanding. We indeed seem to feel our own want of political wisdom, since we have been running about in search of it. We have gone back to ancient history for models of Government, and examined the different forms of those Republics which having been formed with the seeds of their own dissolution now no longer exist. And we have viewed Modern States all round Europe, but find none of their Constitutions suitable to our circumstances.
In this situation of this Assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the Contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection. –Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a Superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth–that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that “except the Lord build the House they labour in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human Wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.
I therefore beg leave to move–that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the Clergy of this City be requested to officiate in that service.
To this day, Congress opens its sessions with prayer.
How is it that the US Constitution was created “with prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven,” and the first Amendment to the Constitution tells us that Congress shall pass no laws prohibiting the free exercise of religion, yet a cross is deemed unconstitutional?
Don’t EVEN feed me that “establishment clause” crap. Use your heads. THINK. Engage your adult logic, not your parrot. Read for yourself snippets from the various state constitutions that were in place BEFORE the US Constitution was written.
THINK: Would representatives from these states (many of whom had been involved in writing their own state constitutions) design a federal constitution that was counter to what existed in their state constitutions? Again: Read for yourself.
After you THINK, perhaps you will realize how twisted this land’s legal logic has become.