Saturday, July 02, 2005

BEYOND DUMB



The blogosphere is buzzing about Rep. Nancy Pelosi's recent comment on the Kelo decision:
If Congress wants to change it, it will require legislation of a level of a constitutional amendment. So this is almost as if God has spoken.
Aside from the convoluted reasoning behind that statement (the Supreme Court used the Constitution for toilet paper, but the Congress has to pass an amendment to get back the original? What stops the Court from doing it again? When the Congress says "This time, I really, really, really mean it!"), this comment indicates that the congresswoman is truly ignorant. And idolatrous.

What's that?

From the Catholic Encyclopedia:
The specific note of idolatry is its direct opposition to the primary object of Divine worship; it bestows on a creature the reverence due to God alone.
Nance, get a clue. The Justices seem to be reasonable people, if, at times, a little full of themselves. (And who could blame them? They have, in American life, the heady thrill of being THE ABSOLUTE LAST WORD. That situation does not promote Uriah-like musings).

Remember, you have a special place in American life, as well. You are a member of the Congress of the United States, democratically elected by the people you represent to stand up for their rights. You stand in the footsteps of our founders, who stood up to established interests, and refused many compromises that would led to diminishment of their claimed rights. If the Court had attempted to change the Constitution, they would have stormed the Court. And seized the power in the name of the people.

Not wimp out to "God-like" appointed officials.

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