Yes, the US constitution is satanic.
12/21/2009 11:12:48 AM
Only that it goes against the first clause of the constitution. That's why they'll have problems.
12/21/2009 11:17:34 AM
Bibical law is in no way the foundation of common law.
12/21/2009 11:20:37 AM
U.S. Constitution, Article VI, section 3, "...no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."
Any judge that overturns the decision to deny an atheist his elected position is simply upholding the Constitution.
EDIT: Dammit, I forgot to type my name, Arctic Knight
12/21/2009 11:27:23 AM
Article 6 of the united states constitution in all it's glory:
"All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."
I bolded the bits you should read, rube.
12/21/2009 11:43:59 AM
It's strange fundies call judges "activists judges" when the they do something that goes against the fundies opinions. But when the judges do something that fundies agree with, fundies say they did the right thing. There's a term people use for something like that. It's called a double standard.
12/21/2009 11:45:25 AM
J. Random Lurker
I suggest you read the 1961 ruling of Torcaso v. Watkins (367 U.S. 488).
Specifically, the Court held that under the I and XIV Amendments, it is unconstitutional for both the States and the Federal Government to require any sort of religious litmus test to hold any sort of public office or trust.
...which means that anyone who is duly elected or appointed cannot be denied his right to serve on the basis of religious belief (or, in this case the lack thereof).
Methinks you need to retake civics...
12/21/2009 11:47:57 AM
Why is it that whenever a court renders a decision that conservatards agree with, it is a fair & just ruling, but when it's one they disagree with, it's always "activist judges" (aka "liberal activist judges") trying to destroy the moral fiber of the country?
"It’s as if Biblical law (the foundation of common law) does not even exist."
It doesn't exist legally in the United States. And it's always you Christians who are screaming about Muslims trying to institute Sharia Law here.
12/21/2009 12:15:33 PM
The Constitution was not based on the Bible. If it was, there would be laws against homosexuality in it. And there is slavery in it, but what is in it was based on compromise.
And there is a clause in it stating that elected officials do not need to pass any religious "test." I only wish this guy watched the news or read a good newspaper article on it so he would know that.
12/21/2009 12:20:47 PM
First Amendment, motherfucker, can you read it?!
12/21/2009 12:23:46 PM
The reason there will be a lawsuit is because religious tests are unconstitutional, and the Constitution is the supreme law of the land that is superior to any state constitution.
USALiberty, why do you hate America? :(
12/21/2009 12:34:44 PM
"The courts in this nation have become a satanic force."
Ha. It's the hard-line Christians who have become a "satanic force."
12/21/2009 12:42:07 PM
"I hope the activist courts stay out of this."
I do too, but since North Carolina is in Dumbfuckistan, little hope there.
12/21/2009 1:08:43 PM
stood against the nation’s solid Biblical foundation
Care to elaborate on this? 'Cause the 1st Ammendment and the 6th Article pretty much says the US government is a secular entity.
Biblical law (the foundation of common law)
And yet, our US Constitution allows us to break every one of the Ten Commandments.
12/21/2009 1:14:52 PM
"Biblical law" and common law are unrelated. They're not even third cousins.
12/21/2009 1:15:12 PM
Thank Reason I don't live in North Carolina any more.
12/21/2009 1:16:40 PM
Biblical law is the foundation of common law the same way that dog shit is the foundation of space travel.
12/21/2009 1:23:18 PM
12/21/2009 1:26:30 PM
I believe that Texas has a law on the books now stating that elected officials must be Christian, and nobody has challenged it.
12/21/2009 2:07:25 PM
Vegetable Rights Activist
WRONG, SIR! YOU ARE WRONG! THIS IS NOT A CHRISTIAN NATION! IT HAS NEVER BEEN A CHRISTIAN NATION. YOU LOSE! GOOD DAY SIR. I SAID GOOD DAY![/willy wonka]
12/21/2009 2:15:23 PM
Ever heard of Roman law? Or maybe Germanic law? You'll find the foundations for English law in those, and therefore also for American law.
12/21/2009 2:20:21 PM
Yea, well the Constitution of the United States bans any sort of religious test for office in government, then in 1961 in Torcaso v. Watkins the Supreme Court held unanimously (as in all nine judges agreed, how often does that happen?) that the statue of requiring a religious test by the state or the federal (or the town/city in this case) was unconstitutional.
12/21/2009 2:30:35 PM
Activist judges = jugdes whose rulings I disagree with.
12/21/2009 3:06:52 PM
"Biblical law (the foundation of common law)"
Is total,absolute,irrefutable and unreedemable BULLSHIT!
12/21/2009 3:20:20 PM
North Carolina - the one state I know reasonably well, where there is a church on every corner, and the pastors preach hellfire on Sundays, but still go to get their porn DVDs, and bottles from the special shops. It's also a place where people with education and free thought keep their heads way below the parapet, and plan to get out of it asap. It is anything but the land of the free. It flies Garrison size flags, but I could find only one decent restaurant, run by a Chinese lady. The rest were burger joints. No restaurant in central Raleigh either. I was lucky to find the single diner there, but that was really nice. But there was nowhere else to eat. A little way out there were pizza joints. I suppose all of these were using the same kind of flour and water mix that goes into making Jeeebugs's body. It would be a real surprise if they didn't. Oh, and I musn't forget the Confederate flags everywhere and the civil war that is still being fought underground and, no doubt, the sheets with eye-holes hanging in the back of the wardrobes. A real nice state.
12/21/2009 3:23:17 PM