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Finally! Someone in Robes Slapped Down the ACLU!

Does this look ominous to you?  Frightening?  Does it cause you pain and discomfort? 

This monument, donated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles in 1966, is on property adjacent to a public park.  I can remember walking by this monument on my way to the park on many occasions as a kid.  I thought it was beautiful and it never crossed my mind that anyone would think it was offensive and needed to be removed.  Then "John Doe" comes along in 1991 to complain that he is an atheist and he has to see this monument on his drive each day and doesn’t think it should be there.  The ACLU jumped up quickly to support "Mr. Doe" in his efforts.  The citizens of Plattsmouth were not amused, and even discussed selling the property the monument was on for $1 (to a private citizen) so they could preserve it.  Oh, and the Omaha World Herald outed "John Doe" (his real name is Ron Larsen), and of course he felt that his life was in danger after that - poor victim that he is. 

Following much legal wrangling, appeals and other legal stuff, it appears as though there might be a win for the citizens of Plattsmouth! 

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling last year from one of the court’s three-judge panels that said the monument must be removed from the park.

The appeals court cited a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that said it was constitutionally permissible to display the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the Texas Capitol. In that case, the high court said the monument was a legitimate tribute to the nation’s legal and religious history.

Lawyers for Plattsmouth had argued that the monument is simply a gift from a prominent civic group and not an endorsement of religion.

It’s nice to see that common sense *can* prevail in society - and it just happened to be in my old stomping grounds.

Update:  Be sure to stop by my hubby’s Cafe Press store to buy some fun stuff - he even has a design inspired by this story!


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11 Comments

Take Two Tablets And Call Me In The Morning

The ACLU gets bitch-slapped. 

Is there a prescription for excessive wailing and teeth gnashing?...



Take Two Tablets And Call Me In The Morning

The ACLU gets bitch-slapped. Is there a prescription for excessive wailing and teeth gnashing?



aaargh! The ACLU jumps on every single opportunity to attack Christians (and defend radical Muslims). Shouldn't someone bring a suit against them?



Victory Dance For Moses

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit today ruled against the ACLU in their attack upon a monument bearing the Ten Commandments in Plattsmouth, Neb. The court reversed the decision of a district court judge who ruled the monument unconstituti...



Beth said:

HA! Those motherfuckers!
::doing a victory dance::



Saturday Blog Fights

Merri says things look good in the battle to save a statue in her town after rabble rousers attempted to topple it.



Aldaynet said:

ACLU runs afoul of common sense

I thought I’d take a cue from Tom and post more silky, ACLU hatin’ goodness. Merri at Merrismusings points out another example of the ACLU attacking anything to do with religion and getting smacked down by the courts.



Cotillion said:

What Is It About Boots?

What is it about women and boots anyway? There is something arresting about them. A woman in a pair of black leather boots seems suddenly commanding and confident: a pair of white patent boots summons visions of high school...



Cotillion said:

The women are back, and they're in the Cotillion

which I'm proud to co-host this week! Dr Sanity’s SHAME, THE ARAB PSYCHE, AND ISLAM is a must-read. MaxedOutMama explains Hamas To Different Audiences, since what Hamas says to different groups is very interesting. Reminds me of Arafat's speeches, duri...



Chill The Fuck Out, Peeps

Raise your hands and back away from the keyboard. Slowly. Let's remember a couple of things. First off, the 9th Circus already ruled in favor of Newdow once, why on Earth should we be surprised that they'd do it again?



Chill The Fuck Out, Peeps

Raise your hands and back away from the keyboard. Slowly. Let's remember a couple of things. First off, the 9th Circus already ruled in favor of Newdow once, why on Earth should we be surprised that they'd do it again?