No Swearing AllowedNo, I'm not talking about profaning the courts. Or then again...
What I am talking about is the Supreme Court's decision today that says the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed inside courthouses because they violate the doctrine of separation of church and state.
The decision was split so closely that even the supreme court itself doesn't really know what to do with this conundrum.
If memory serves correctly the principle of separation was supposed to protect the Church from the State, but it would appear the reverse is now in order (or was it the other way around).
Time and again the courts have made clear they have an aversion to anything that smacks of 'religion'. So I'm a-thinkin' maybe we should get rid of the swearing of oaths as well.
Indeed, what is the point if there are no 'absolutes' to swear by? On your mommas' grave perhaps? And what does the judge think of all that cussin' going on. I say let's be rid of it once and for all!
I mean, really... the western world's legal system 'was' based on certain moral precepts (theft, murder, etc.) from the ten commandments (notice that I used 'was' instead of 'is').
Trying to separate law from religion is like separating the... well, church from the state. Make sense? I'm glad it does to you because the whole notion is contradictory to my sensibilities.
On the whims of a partisan judge perhaps?