Some People Have Too Much Time On Their Hands
January 5, 2005
The notoriously tolerant Michael Newdow is not to be denied. The United States Supreme Court’s rejection of his suit challenging “Under God” in the Pledge for his lack of legal standing was just a blip in his monomaniacal quest to purge God from America’s public square. He reportedly refiled the pledge suit on Monday along with an additional suit to bar clergy from praying at President Bush’s inauguration.
I suppose Newdow hopes to avoid dismissal this time by joining atheists from three families who claim they are offended “to have their government and its agents advocating for a religious view they each specifically decry.” Here we go again. The secularists are bound and determined to establish a constitutional right not to be offended. Newdow claims, in his court filings, that the prayers by Franklin Graham and Kirbyjon Caldwell at the 2001 inauguration made him feel like a “second-class citizen.” As far as I’m concerned, he ought to feel like one given his relentless assault on the Constitution.