Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gingrich Front Group Calls For Punishing Judges By Eliminating Their Court

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It's time for the Ninth to go. That is the conclusion of ReAL Action chair Rick Tyler and Newt Gingrich.

Why, you might ask? Well it seems that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the anti-establishment clause of the First Amendment again. It seems that Christian right wing zealots don't think placing Christian symbols all over federal property is an example of establishing religious thought in America. You know, just turn your head away if you see something you don't like.

It appears they can't always take their own advice though. When Don Wildmon in Mississippi heard something on the radio he didn't like, he complained to the FCC. That was a lot more work than just turning the left knob on the radio to another station or turning the right knob that turns the radio off. Then again it isn't nearly as profitable as making a big stink over something you hear on the radio you don't like and then raising lots of money by creating a furor over it.

But back to our idea of eliminating the Ninth Circuit by ReAL Action. Tyler states, "It’s time for this country to ask: 'If they’re so out of touch with the First Amendment, why are we continuing to employ them as judges?'" But are they so out of touch with the First Amendment? Not really, but it does make a really big furor for ReAL Action to raise lots of money off of, doesn't it? And that, after all, is the whole purpose here. Rick Tyler couldn't care less about a cross on a hill near San Diego, CA, or the First Amendment, or the Wingnuts who will send him money over this issue.

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