Wednesday, September 14, 2005

It’s Not Worth It

I’m sorry, but this finding the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional is just plain silly. I suppose in the strictest construction of an interpretation of the First Amendment it probably rises to some level of violating the Establishment clause, but sheesh… There are just some fights not worth picking and this is one of them.

Aside from the fact that it hands the Religious Reich a couple of million dollars in fund-raising, it trivializes the real abuses of the First Amendment like the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act.

This is a no-win fight. Even if the complainant prevails, all it will do is piss off a bunch of people who are spoiling for a fight, as if they need another excuse to raise more money to rally for a theocratic state.