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    Re: Power of the SCOTUS IX: The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the SCOTUS nine that day

    Outside of Washington, DC is a monument erected by the city of Bladensburg, MD to their WW I dead in the shape of a large granite cross. The location is known as Peace Cross and has been since the monument went up. It is a DC landmark.

    As you can guess, some organization, the American Humanist Society in this case, was offended and sued. The District Court agreed. The American Legion who now "owns" the cross is thinking of appealing to SCOUTS.

    If the cross must come down, does every cross and star on every grave in every military cemetery have to come down too??

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    Re: Power of the SCOTUS IX: The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the SCOTUS nine that day

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Outside of Washington, DC is a monument erected by the city of Bladensburg, MD to their WW I dead in the shape of a large granite cross. The location is known as Peace Cross and has been since the monument went up. It is a DC landmark.

    As you can guess, some organization, the American Humanist Society in this case, was offended and sued. The District Court agreed. The American Legion who now "owns" the cross is thinking of appealing to SCOUTS.

    If the cross must come down, does every cross and star on every grave in every military cemetery have to come down too??
    One should note the WHY it was told to come down. It's a cross.

    The only group of people that use a cross as representation is christianity. So the monument, which is supposed to honor the WWI dead, is a big display of christianity. Which is illegal for any US government entity to do.

    Funny to honor just ONE religion of the people who fought and died in WWI, IMHO.

    Take the cross down, replace it with something that does not represent a religion, and everyone will be fine.

    This isn't about honoring WWI dead, it's about honoring only one religion's dead based on the monument. So a simple solution would be to take the two arms off and just make it an obelisk. Done.

    It's also amusing to see that republicans can be so offended so quickly over constitutional items. Oh, wait, this is to violate it instead of forcing guns to not violate it.

    Either defend the WHOLE constitution or not. Can't pick and choose the parts you like.
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    Re: Power of the SCOTUS IX: The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the SCOTUS nine that day

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post

    If the cross must come down, does every cross and star on every grave in every military cemetery have to come down too??
    Nice scare tactic...you know the difference between a cemetery and a monument right?

    Mind you the monument should stay up (as long as the Humanists are allowed to have a monument too if they choose) but your snowflaking on this crap is weak.

    Let me ask you something...what if it is proven a Jew fought in WWI out of Maryland and his family feels he was not properly represented by a Cross? Does that matter? Isnt it fun when you pose complete hypotheticals to try and put forth your agenda?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post

    This isn't about honoring WWI dead, it's about honoring only one religion's dead based on the monument. So a simple solution would be to take the two arms off and just make it an obelisk. Done.
    How about the statue of a soldier...they could have done anything. They chose a cross for a reason. A reason joe completely backs mind you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    If the cross must come down, does every cross and star on every grave in every military cemetery have to come down too??
    No.

    That was easy.

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    Interesting case heading to the SCOTUS from Minnesota:
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    (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear a conservative group’s free speech challenge to a Minnesota law prohibiting voters from wearing T-shirts or other apparel adorned with overtly political messages inside polling stations.

    A group called the Minnesota Voters Alliance is appealing a lower court’s decision to uphold the law, which forbids political badges, buttons or other insignia inside polling places during primary or general elections. State election officials have interpreted the law as also barring campaign literature and material from groups with political views such as the conservative Tea Party movement or the liberal MoveOn.org.

    Violators are asked to cover up or remove offending items, but officials are instructed not to actually bar anyone from voting.
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    By all that's holy please keep that ban in place. I do not want to know how dumb my neighbors are.
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    Re: Power of the SCOTUS IX: The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the SCOTUS nine that day

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    By all that's holy please keep that ban in place. I do not want to know how dumb my neighbors are.
    Agreed. Leave your sloganeering apparel at home on Election Day, please.

    Of course, these are inevitably the people whose cars are plastered with the usual bumperstickers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Of course, these are inevitably the people whose cars are plastered with the usual bumperstickers.
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    Re: Power of the SCOTUS IX: The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the SCOTUS nine that day

    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    Yes, I meant both sides, smartypants. I can't stand anyone who puts sloganeering bumperstickers on their car. It's basically a flashing advertisement for, "I am a lofo voter who doesn't use my brain."
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Agreed. Leave your sloganeering apparel at home on Election Day, please.

    Of course, these are inevitably the people whose cars are plastered with the usual bumperstickers.
    Eh, doesn't bother me. There is a circular lawn in front of my polling place and there were at least 100 signs on it last year for the election (obviously none inside).

    Ban any active campaigning for sure, but I don't really have an issue with clothing.

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