Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Strict Interpretation of the U. S. Constitution

In a society where all laws are to be Constitutional, the phrase "separation of church and state" holds little meaning in practical terms. We still pay Chaplains to preside over government institutions and still start all government meetings with prayer. But the Republicans will ignore that traditional mix of church and state in their strict reading of the Constitution.

Another phrase in the US Constitution that will be ignored is "promote the general Welfare." The Welfare of most  citizens will not matter to the Republican law makers as much as the Welfare of the corporations who fund the party.

It is so sad that those that speak most loudly to support the Constitution are blatant in their choice of sections to ignore and sections to support.

Maybe they will surprise us, but I hold little hope of that.

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