It is becoming increasingly difficult to communicate with people. More and more we find that those we speak or write to have no ability to comprehend simple concepts conveyed in remedial fashion. The concept of words conveying set and fixed concepts is lost to most under the age of fifty.
This problem grows worse exponentially as we get closer and closer to certain topics. When you discuss religion or politics, people habitually take out their brains and joyfully play hacky sack. The reason is that what they read or hear is not to their liking, so they ignore the truth.
There are few areas that this is truer than when it comes to the Establishment Clause. We can see this in the recent case of the Christian Flag in Georgia.
Christian News reports
A prominent professing atheist organization is seeking the removal of a Christian flag from a county courthouse in Georgia out of its assertion that its presence is unconstitutional.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has filed this suit. And the fact that this was brought in the first place illustrates what I said above. The filing reads
“The inherent religious significance of the Christian flag and Latin cross is undeniable and is not disguisable,” she (Attorney Elizabeth Cavell) said. “No secular purpose, no matter how sincere, will detract from the overall message that the flag stands for Christianity and the overall display promotes Christianity.”
“The display of these patently religious symbols on county property confers government endorsement of Christianity, a blatant violation of the Establishment Clause,” she wrote.
Now, I would not say that the flag actually does confer “government endorsement of Christianity.” But, let’s skip that. Let’s concede this point. For the sake of argument, let’s say that the Christian Flag in the Bryan County Courthouse did confer just that. And not only that, but that was the sole purpose for the flag being there. What does that have to do with the Constitutional restriction on the Congress of the United States of America? Nothing!
You see, this is the problem. If you read the Constitution instead of using it to beat up your fellow citizens, you might realize that it has nothing to do with county courthouses. It really has nothing to do with counties whatsoever.
If Miss Cavell had simply taken the time to read the Preamble to the Bill of Rights she has quoted, she would surely have known this for herself. She would have noticed that the Bill of Rights was written for the express purpose of stopping from happening what she was attempting. That is, the restricting of the exercise of a person or county’s religion by the federal government that the ratification of the Constitution had just created.
This woman and her lazy or stupid legal team should be fined for bringing frivolous cases. She should be made to sit and read the Bill of Rights until she understands that they are negative laws to bind the federal government from acting against the states.
But, they will likely get their day in court and have at least a fifty-fifty chance of winning. All because no one can comprehend what they read. We have left wisdom to chase foolishness and will soon reap the whirlwind.