Friday, January 13, 2006

Memorial Service

The senate has adjourned for a memorial service.

While you're out, feel free to shed a tear for the passing of legalized abortion, guaranteed representation, and prohibitions on torture.

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ollie said...

As that magazine cover you imagined here
you are going to get us back on the straight and narrow! My eyes tear up in anticipation of future auto-da-fe's
(that is the correct plural, right? Forgive me as I knew my place and went to a public school for my undergraduate and graduate education.

KenInfinite said...

I wouldn't read too much into Alito's religion, or a Catholic majority on the court.

Remember that Justice William Brennan, a Catholic who served from 1956 to 1990, joined the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion, and that Justice Anthony Kennedy voted to uphold that landmark ruling.

In other words, a court dominated by Catholics would not necessarily reflect church teaching against abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, homosexuality or even blantantly political Scripture such as:

"The righteous know the rights of the poor; the wicked have no such understanding" (Prov. 29:7).

"Listen! The wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out" (james 5:4).

"God executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing" (Deut. 10:15).

ollie said...

Keninfinite, I am not saying that the Right Honorable Mr. Alito's being Catholic has a bearing on this; after all, this troublemaker is also a Catholic. What I am saying that, like our Beloved President, the Best President we've ever had, Mr. Alito is one of the chosen ones to protect us from evildoers everywhere and lead us back to God!s