The long national nightmare is over. The jackbooted thug theocracy instituted by George W. Bush called the National Day of Prayer is finally past. Over the past few years, who hasn’t received the ominous knock on the door and heard the booming voice of the government funded Ministeria demanding, “Citizen, it’s 10 a.m. have you prayed today?” Who hasn’t seen agnostics being stoned on the National Day of Prayer?
Oh wait. None of that happened? So why would this be struck down by a judge?
A federal judge on Thursday struck down the federal statute that established the National Day of Prayer, ruling that it violates the constitutional ban on government-backed religion.
“[I]ts sole purpose is to encourage all citizens to engage in prayer, an inherently religious exercise that serves no secular function,” a Wisconsin judge wrote in the ruling, referring to the 1952 law that created the National Day of Prayer.
“In this instance, the government has taken sides on a matter that must be left to individual conscience,” wrote the judge, Barbara B. Crabb.
Crabb, surprise surprise, was a Carter appointee. This is why elections matter because Presidents nominate judges who then rule over the planet like black robed overlords, enforcing their ill considered whims on an unsuspecting populace.
What’s next? References to God stricken from our Founding documents. The President no longer be able to attend religious functions (not like that would effect Obama’s schedule at all.) All religious holidays taken off the federal holiday list except Rhamadan, of course.
The Supreme Court will surely have to overturn this nutty judge but in the future unless conservatives start winning elections, the Supreme Court will agree with nutty judges like this and this will be the law of the land.