Thursday, June 02, 2005

The Constitution Restoration Act

Y'all may have seen this before, but it's worth another mention since it was recently reintroduced in the House and the Senate. The Constitution Restoration Act would, among other things, disallow the Supreme Court from hearing cases related to a Federal or State official's "acknowledgement of God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government."

This bill will not pass. It doesn't have enough traction, and no matter how much they try to erode it by talking about the "myth of church-state separation," the wingnuts haven't managed to destroy that fundamental principle yet.

But that there are at least 38 Congressmen (30 in the House, 8 in the Senate) co-sponsoring this piece of garbage legislation is pretty deeply troubling to me.