s skippy the bush kangaroo: avedon explains it all

skippy the bush kangaroo



Tuesday, July 25, 2006

avedon explains it all

dr. avedon carol of the sideshow finally figures it all out. in a letter to the editors of the washpost, she writes:

reading senator arlen specter's comments in this morning's paper ("surveillance we can live with", 24 july), i asked myself what he and his colleagues must think they are doing when they place their hands on the bible and swear to uphold the constitution.

but then i recalled that legislators and representatives of the administration have argued, both in public and in court, that the words "under god" in the pledge of allegiance don't actually mean anything - that it is just a ritual phrase with no real content, and thus not forced religious speech.

so this is what they have been telling us all along: their oath of office means nothing to them, because swearing before god, like pledging allegiance, is "just ritual" - a bit of theater, a charade, devoid of content.

and devoid of honor.
there's more. oh, yes, there's much more.
posted by skippy at 12:37 AM |

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