?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

yay!

The 9th Circuit Court overturned the Pledge of Allegiance as unconstitutional. I wonder what kind of chances this ruling faces when it hits the Supreme Court. I hope it's a good outlook. The "one nation under God" always struck me as a really wacko product of... what, McCarthyism? I dunno. the 50s.

*cross fingers*

Comments

( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
srakkt
Jun. 26th, 2002 07:45 pm (UTC)
I'm lately of the opinion that "one nation in Deomcracy" might be a pretty important one. People seem to forget that we are a Democracy, and if the majority of the population doesn't wanna say 'under God' then there's no reason to make 'em.
Actually, as of late, despite my oath to support and defend the Constitution, I'm of the opinion that Democracy as practiced currently (or NOT practiced, as would be more appropriate to say) might fare better as not a representative Democracy but as a true Democracy, with everyone voting, and the legislative branch of Government limited in its power to push crazy stupid weird bills through to help well-financed corporate cartels, special interest groups, and similar lobbyists.
crs
Jun. 26th, 2002 09:36 pm (UTC)
not quite the point...
One minor nitpick on your reply. "if the majority of the population doesn't wanna say 'under God' then there's no reason to make 'em." The *important* part of the US Constitution here would have this sentence read: "if a minority of the population doesn't wanna say 'under God' then there's no reason to make 'em."

Having a true Democracy is still not quite feasible, I'm afraid; computers aren't secure enough to make voting systems for 'em, and even if they were perfectly secure, meme warfare would become unbearable in that case. "Vote yes on 3049382!"

I dunno. Good government is a very very precarious thing. It's all about the people who get involved. Maybe if we made it less profitable, more arduous, then only the people who were really interested in helping would even try to get in. I wonder if some kind of vow of poverty could... no, people in that situation wouldn't be in a position to connect with the people.

*sigh* it's an intractable problem, methinks.
srakkt
Jun. 27th, 2002 04:22 am (UTC)
Re: not quite the point...
One minor nitpick on your reply. "if the majority of the population doesn't wanna say 'under God' then there's no reason to make 'em." The *important* part of the US Constitution here would have this sentence read: "if a minority of the population doesn't wanna say 'under God' then there's no reason to make 'em."


I had pretty much taken the "no law of religion" argument to be a gimme. I didn't really state my point very well: that if a minority wants to have everybody say "Hey, nonny nonny," regardless of the reason, they have no grounds upon which they should be able make anyone else do so.
( 3 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

highway
crs
just a guy made of dots and lines
Home

Latest Month

September 2012
S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow