This just in…

It appears that a federal judge has just proclamed the National Day of Prayer to be unconstitutional.

Other than the fact that it ignores the reality that we have had national days of prayer since the Continental Congress was in session, it represents yet another complete misapplication of the Establishment Clause, which was never in its early understanding used to thwart non-compulsory, non-sectarian religious activities enjoined by the government.

Nonetheless, it appears the President, in a rare spasm of common sense (motivated no doubt by politically savvy) has signaled he will issue a proclamation anyway.

My question is, if roundly ignored, how does this judge intend to enforce her mandate?

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2 Responses to This just in…

  1. Bettawrekonize says:

    Hopefully the supreme court overturns this? They better do it while the Republicans still have a majority.

  2. jackhudson says:

    Thankfully, the balance of the court doesn’t look to change under Obama, and if trends continue, the balance of Congress will in November.

    If that is the case, the court as it is composed has generally rejected attempts by atheists to revise historical understandings of the Establishment clause as pertains to civil religious expressions.

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