Sunday, June 19, 2011


Ignorance Is Strength

Newspeak is alive and well and living in Virginia.

As I noted before, the Giles County School Board is operating under a severe handicap ... it is being advised by Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel, who is possibly the worst lawyer in America.

Concerning the latest action of the board, Staver had this to say:

"This particular display...has been upheld three times by three different courts of appeal decisions," reports Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel, who is advising the board. "So we're very confident."
This, of course, ignores the fact that the Supreme Court recently denied certiorari on an appeal from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that found that "historical displays" that included parts of the Declaration of Independence, the Mayflower Compact, the national motto and other documents, along with the Ten Commandments, wasn't enough to demonstrate that government entities weren't engaged in an unconstitutional attempt by to spread a religious message. On the contrary, as I've been demonstrating, the evidence is clear that the motives of the school board majority in this case has been to advance religion in general and Fundamentalist Christianity in particular.

But here is the latest quote from Oceania:

Staver says it would help if the Public Expression of Religion Act, which made it through the U.S. House in 2006 but failed in the Senate, was passed.

"That particular law says that whenever you file suit over these public expressions of religion, that [no] attorneys fees...will be given to the side that prevails," the Liberty Counsel attorney explains. "I think that would ultimately stop the intimidation that we see in groups like the ACLU."
You see, the majority is being "intimidated" by being prevented from using the tax money of everyone to make anyone not in the majority feel like second class citizens who have no rights.

Minority rights are intimidation.


At least Staver shows a charming degree of humility, as his proposal recognizes that anyone who has him for a lawyer will end up paying the other side's legal bill.
But he'll blame it on those nasty intimidators who keep insisting on enforcing the Constitution.
I am so glad they have a powerful legal mind like Mat Staver's to provide wise counsel. Perhaps he might like to ask someone like Bill Buckingham to assist in the preparation of an amicus brief and Michael Behe to appear as an expert witness. (He should have had time to read all those papers he missed at the Dover Debac...sorry, trial.)
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