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Cultural Intifadah

Posted by Mark on May 8, 2005

A staggering archeological loss. No site is as historic as The Temple Mount. To go in with bull dozers instead of toothpicks and tooth brushes is a crime.

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The Balance of Power

Posted by zaphriel on May 8, 2005

A new blog by Me, Jay, Joseph, PPL, and Liberty Dog, is up and running. Its called “The Balance of Power“. Come check it out and post your comments.
Get involved, Discuss, Be Part of The Balance of Power.
Z.

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Bill to take profit out of anti-religion suits

Posted by zaphriel on May 8, 2005

Jay at Stop the ACLU wrote a post I found interesting.

  • “An Indiana congressman plans to curb the ACLU’s appetite for filing suits targeting religion in the public square by introducing a bill that denies plaintiff attorneys the right to collect attorneys fees in such cases.

    Rep. John Hostettler, R-Ind., is expected to file his measure next week to amend the Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Act of 1976, 42 U.S.C. Section 1988, to prohibit prevailing parties from being awarded attorneys fee in religious establishment cases, but not in other civil rights filings.”WND

    I personally have discussed the Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Act with a friend of my father, Rep. Robert Aderholdt, R-AL. The original intent of the Act was to help individual’s that couldn’t afford to protect their civil rights. The ACLU has turned it on its head, using its leverage often to threaten small schools and others that can’t afford to fight them.

    I applaud this Congressman for stepping up to the plate on this one.

    Every other civil right case, there is some injury to somebody,” American Legion attorney Rees Lloyd of Banning, California, told a Thursday rally in front of ACLU’s Los Angeles offices. “Somebody lost their job … somebody got beat up by authorities – they have some physical, mental, economic injury. But in an Establishment Clause case, it is someone who says, ‘I take offense,’ and the offense is based on religions, politics, philosophy, but there is no injury.”WND

I personally Agree with Rep. John Hostettler Being Offended is NOT and injury. This goes along well with my PC theory. No where in the constitution does it say you have a right NOT to be offended. Being offended is a personal feeling that the rest of us should not have to bear for everyone, if we did, no one would be able to say anything and nothing constructive would happen.

I think it is important to note, that this bill would in no way take away a persons right to file suit. It simply makes the plaintiff pay for it the old fashioned way, or get a lawyer to take it “Pro Bono” for real, not on contingency.

If you think this bill is a good idea then Let your voice be heard!! Write Your Representative about this! Contact your Senators and tell them you want them to support Rep. John Hostettler’s amendment to the Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Act of 1976, 42 U.S.C. Section 1988.
Be specific and tell them why. While you are at it, contact your preferred special interest group and ask them to lobby for this bill too.

Pseudo-Update:
I recently came accross a quote from Thomas Jefferson that sums up how I feel about this issue very well.
Z.

“The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”-Thomas Jefferson

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Cultural Intifadah

Posted by Mark on May 8, 2005

A staggering archeological loss. No site is as historic as The Temple Mount. To go in with bull dozers instead of toothpicks and tooth brushes is a crime.

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