SocraticGadfly: Antonin Scalia, tombstone expert; Team Obama, enabler

October 08, 2009

Antonin Scalia, tombstone expert; Team Obama, enabler

In arguments over whether a massive, clearly Christian, cross belongs on federal land in the Mojave Natioanl Preserver, the Supreme Court justice claims a cross is an interfaith symbol because it represents all war veterans.

Hey, Nino, right across the river from your office is a place called Arlington National Cemetery. Want to actually investigate how many crosses you’ll see on the tombstones of Jewish war veterans?

Indeed, he got called out on that ground, at that moment in argument:
(ACLU lawyer Peter) Eliasberg objected: “I have been in Jewish cemeteries. There is never a cross on a tombstone of a Jew.”

Scalia shot back: “I don’t think you can leap from that to the conclusion that the only war dead that the cross honors are the Christian war dead. I think that’s an outrageous conclusion.”

Oh, yes, in Tombstone Nino’s mind, one Jew, Buddhist or whatever with a cross on his or her tombstone, even if placed there by someone else’s request, and not the dead person’s, would justify his belief, at least in his own UNoriginal mind.

YOUR conclusion is outrageous.

Also outrageous is the Obama Administration being an enabler of breaking of the First Amendment. But, since Prez Kumbaya has actually expanded Bush’s faith-based initiatives, I’m not surprised and neither should you be.

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