April 16, 2010

New law in Wisconsin today

Top cleric describes the appropriate role of courts
The President shall shall not issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.
36 U.S.C. § 119 (as amended).
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki, who has spoken out against what he calls the "religion of secularism,"* called it a "missed opportunity to acknowledge our nation's identity, which was founded on our dependence on God."**
I don't know which Constitution he's reading. Iran's maybe?

* Mr. Listecki also inveighed against the "hair color of bald."

** One story, perhaps apocryphal, claims that when Hamilton was asked why the framers omitted the word God from the Constitution, he replied, "We forgot." One is tempted to reply that Alexander Hamilton never forgot anything important.
— Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton, p. 235.

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