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"Bong Hits 4 Jesus"
doubt the US Supreme Court would have ruled against student Joseph
Frederick's banner if it had read "Bong Hits 4 Buddha" or "Nose Candy 4
Osama bin Laden." Which means the Supremes are injecting their
Catholic faith into their decisions.
Juneau, Alaska – Whoa, girl friends, you
just lost your First Amendment rights to tell a joke about drugs. Or
were George Bush's Catholic Bible Bangers on the U.S. Supreme Court more
incensed about an Alaskan student's reference to the judges' alleged Son of
an un-provable Omniscient toking on a bong pipe?
American jurisprudence has now
lapsed into Fairyland, usurping the individual's inherent freedom of speech
with a government blend of Public Education Laws, the current War on Drugs,
and President Bush's new Faith-Based Initiatives. And get this, the
student holding up his banner that read, "Bong Hits 4 Jesus," was not even
standing on school property. Since he was standing on public property
across the street during a parade, the public school principal had no right
to run across the street and curb his freedom of speech.
What's troubling about this
5-4 ruling is that it relies upon, and presumes, other questionable laws are
OK, such as (1) public education policies, (2) the War on Drugs (Prohibition and
Victimless Crime laws), and (3) the mixture of church and state in violation
of the First Amendment with Bush's Faith-Based Funding Initiatives that
grant billions of tax dollars to religious institutions.
Public Education in the U.S.
is not only empirically a dismal failure, it violates individual rights of
those who have no children, seniors or adults who have no children currently
in school, and a myriad of other rights including forced taxation of those
who choose to send their children to private schools, paying twice for their
The War on Drugs is both an
individual rights and economic disgrace, fiscally stupid, and is simply a
repeat of the U.S. Alcohol Prohibition blunder in the earlier part of the last
century, which, by the way, brought about the same type of crime wave and
government corruption as today's ridiculous War on Drugs.
Third, it is patently
unconstitutional for President Bush to issue Executive Orders or pass
legislation throwing billions of taxpayer dollars to selected religious
institutions for ANY reason, church or the church's supposedly secular
This absurd litigious linking
of subordinate laws, statutes, and Welfare State Rulings to supersede our
Bill of Rights is a lot like the silly college game of linking Hollywood
actor Kevin Bacon from one actor in a movie through a series of other actors
and movies to connect him to a final specific actor. Unfortunately,
it's our basic constitutional rights that the Supremes are now infringing
As we have stated in earlier
commentary at FM Duck, most judges and politicians have forgotten -- if they
ever knew --that the Constitution is not a "granting" document but rather a
"prohibiting" document, prohibiting infringements upon individual rights,
not granting socialistic public education rights to a collectivist Welfare
This new ruling by the now
predominant Jesus Freaks on U.S. Supreme Court is, as Harvard Law Professor
Derschowitz has stated in his book of the same name:
"Blasphemy - How The Religious Right Is Hijacking Our
Declaration of Independence." -- FM Duck
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