Where Has Common Sense Gone?

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    Common Sense Should Drive Issue of Church and State
    By Glenn D. Toney for The Herald-Times
    May 28, 2005

    The debate over the question of separation of church and state continues. As we remove God from the public sector, we need to consider some of the next phases.

    Do we destroy the Lincoln Memorial or sandblast away that portion set in stone “that this nation under God, shall have a new birth of freedom…”?

    Do we remove the 5.125- inch- high etchings from the cast aluminum cap atop the Washington Monument, Laus Deo, meaning “Praise be to God.”

    When folding the American flag, we will need to reduce the number of folds to 12. Fold number 13 represents our nation’s motto “In God We Trust.”

    The U.S. Supreme Court Building will need a facelift because 1) Moses’ statue holding a copy of the Ten Commandments is prominently displayed, 2) two huge interior oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved thereon, and 3) the Ten Commandments are prominently displayed above where the justices sit.

    Do we sandblast or destroy local, state and federal buildings where many Bible verses are etched in stone?

    Pierre L’Enfant’s layout of Washington, D.C. will need redesigning since, from atop the 555-foot Washington Monument, the cross, representing Christ, is readily seen as one looks toward the White House, Jefferson Memorial, the Capitol, and Lincoln Memorial.

    John Jay, the first U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, stated, “We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”

    Thomas Jefferson cautioned “…that judges in their courts of jurisdiction would overstep their authority, and instead of interpreting the law would make law, the rule of few over many.”

    Statistics show that 92 percent of Americans believe in God; eight percent do not. Where do we draw the line? What is right, what is just? The logical solution to this quagmire is good common sense.
     
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    some free de-sensitivity training for those who are too easily "offended" by anything spiritual might be in order however we all know that the ACLU is lying about thier agenda to destroy Chistianity and feebly attempting to disguise it. Common sense to me would involve some direct confrontation and exposure of the ACLU.
     
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    Thank you! Yes, it's time to stop ignoring that 800-lb. gorilla in the room with us - especially given the fact that he ain't housebroke!
     
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    How do these assholes manage to keep such a low profile anyway?
     
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    Good question. They are nothing less than traitors on our midst, bent on destroying our way of life, and the general attitude toward them seems to be, "Yeah, whatever...". It's a puzzler.
     

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