Friday, September 24, 2004

It'd be silly if it wasn't about our rights

I see where Denny Rehberg and Barbara Cubin voted once again with the far right to curb our rights to appeal injustice to the U.S. Supreme Court. Both of them want the U.S. court system taken out of any discussions on removing the phrase "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. Another way to curtail the rights of those of us who don't think the U.S. should be proclaiming itself with that kind of arrogance. Isn't pride of that kind a sin? I remember when the phrase was inserted 50 years ago and I was against it then and thought it was arrogance and pride. And that was when I was still going to church and voting Republican. Today it is not just stupid and silly, but arrogance that sets us up for making major mistakes in a world that's diverse and one we will have to live in and our grandchildren will have to live in. And what will Congress next ask the courts to stay out of? The First Amendment? It's time to bring Denny back to where he can live in a house and not his office.

3 Comments:

Blogger bedrocktruth said...

Chuck your post is riddled with the word "arrogance". I can understand the national pride in delivering the Pledge of Allegience, with or without the word "God" in it.

But where's the arrogance in that? Or the stupidity and the silliness?

10:19 AM  
Blogger Chuck Rightmire said...

The arrogance is the idea that we, of all peoples on earth, are somehow special to a divine being. It creates the background of what we're seeing today of the movement to radical reactionary religious right. And it is the sin of pride as well as just plain stupidity to think so. It is arrogant as those who claim to have been "saved."

12:23 PM  
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