Saturday, May 20, 2006

The Jihad Againsts the Mount Soledad Monument...

Since the mid-1950’s, practice of the law has transitioned to picayune legalisms and interpretations – oftentimes aggressively negating the intent of that which was written. Fighting that ‘progress’ is the essence of conservative efforts to realign the judiciary. We want a modest judiciary – not an aggressive one.

Now, take the example of the ACLU, ‘Freedom From Religion’, etc. Jihad against all symbols of Christianity in publicly owned spaces. The Mount Soledad Memorial is just one such confrontation. This battle has raged for 17 years. There is one atheist and a lawyer battling to have the cross removed, while the vast majority of San Diego’s population (~78% by recent referendum) desires it to remain. Here is a fine photo of the offensive memorial:

San Diego Union

The citizens of San Diego will inevitably lose the argument in the 9th Circus. They have to accept that. The 9th Circus interprets the 1st Amendment with no element of common sense - and with the full throated roar of aggressive judicial activism.

I accept the fate of the offending, other than strictly bureaucratic, monument. But, we San Diego residents have the right to build another monument – including one using elements of the previous. There is no law against that, is there. I call on San Diego to build a monument to symbolize the tolerance and the ideals of the 1st Amendment.

Take a wrecking ball to the cross. Let it fracture at the mid-point and allow the top to topple to the earth. Better yet, have a world renoun artist take the ball and chain to the existing offense. Fence it with barbed and spiked wrought iron. Ensure that the fractured abhorrence is still visible from the freeway. Do not dress the fracture or clean the site. Leave it fractured. Leave it destroyed. Something like this, but more decisive, visible from long distance, with the main vertical beam standing - but fractured:

Then, ring the new ‘Tolerance and 1st Amendment Monument’ with engraved plates depicting the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
It might also be instructive to future citizens to place plaques noting the names, organizations, and legal findings of those involved in the case. Write the final 9th Circus or California Supreme Court ruling in brass and emplace it on our monument – forever.

Lastly, copy this concept nationwide. Each time ACLU lumineries force the destruction of a cultural monument destroy that monument. Then create a new monument triumphing the 1st Amendment in its place – incorporating the destroyed offender.

Do NOT create clean parks with wonderful benches. Butterflies and birds. Plants and flowers and fauna and things. The enshrined visual will symbolize something else – and something important. Sarcasm works.


Make those who abuse the intent of the law through the use of wordsmith interpretations defend their actions – FOREVER.

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