Friday, July 21, 2006

Under God

I am, of course, a couple days late in posting this. And I must acknowledge up front that I did not spend those two days formulating a thoughtful position on the recent House vote to bar federal judges from ruling on cases involving the Pledge of Allegiance. I don’t have much to say, besides noting that this is another destructive and short-sited attack on the constitution and the separation of powers it establishes.

Since the Executive seems intent on usurping Congresses power (see domestic surveillance) and since Congress seems intent on usurping the Judiciary’s power (see above) perhaps we should just cut the chase and collapse all three branches of the federal government into one super efficient juggernaut, under God, with family values and warrantees wiretapping for all.