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Stop S.Res.483

If you care about the First Amendment or the idea that your elected officials are wasting their time and your money on ways to violate it, then you need to write to your US Senators right now.

Sen. Ted Kennedy and Sen. John Kerry have both recieved this from me:

As you probably are aware, S.Res.483 is "a resolution recognizing the first weekend of May 2008 as 'Ten Commandments Weekend'." As you are also probably aware, this type of thing is a violation of the First Amendment.

In case you didn't know the First Amendment states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof [...]" I don't know how it can be any more clear. Promoting the Ten Commandments (of which only 2 or three are actually laws, depending on interpretation) is a blatant example of "respecting an establishment of religion". Of the 2 or 3 commandments that are actually against the law, none of them are unique to the US or Christianity. Of the 7 or 8 that are not laws, all of them are irrelavant to our system of government. By the way, the commandment that is not clear is "Thou shall not bear false witness" and this only really applies in a court of law, and not is not something the average person can be arrested for.

I am a registered Democrat in the State of Massachusetts and I can assure you that I will not be voting for you if you vote to approve this resolution. One of the basic tenants of this county is freedom of religion, which also includes freedom FROM religion. I don't want my country even considering recognizing any particular religion as more important than another, especially since more and more people are turning away from the religion of their childhood.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:SE00483:@@@L&summ2=m&
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-religion26feb26,0,4582086.story

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4 Comments:

At April 25, 2008 at 9:13 AM , Blogger Poodles said...

Found your link from Joe's big blog. Great site! It's great to see more religion free fans of Obama!

 
At April 26, 2008 at 6:26 PM , Blogger bugsoup said...

Hi Poodles

Thanks for visiting. I hope you come back often.

I've been having a discussion with a right-wing nut about what Barack Obama is all about. He has this"gut feeling" that Obama will somehow be bad for the country but has not done any reserach to inform himself of anything:

http://differhonestly.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=968

In case you hadn't seen it before, there is a group called "Atheists for Obama" on his official website:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/group/AtheistsforObama

 
At May 6, 2008 at 4:40 PM , Blogger DromedaryHump said...

So far the resolution hasnt budged since March. I wonder whats happening. I'm hoping no movement is a good sign.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=sr110-483

Both my senators sent me hard copy letters thanking me for my input, but since its a "resolution" of a specific committee , neither of which are they members, they don't have any say on it.

 
At September 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM , Blogger Dr. Kold_Kadavr_flatliner, M.D. said...

If God doesn’t exist, why do you hate Him so much?? How can you hate someone who, in your eyes, doesn’t exist?? Strange. Satan is your God …yet, you prooo’bly doubt he exists anyway. What you don’t know is he controls your mind as he fills it with a lie --- Why don’t you follow us Home to Heaven Above if you‘re gonna croak as I am? How long do we have to enjoy this finite existence? 77ish, measly years? Compared to the length and breadth of eternity, 77ish years is like a dropOwater in the whole, bloody, universe!! …quickly evaporating into nthn… Why don’t we have a BIG-ol, roxx-our-holy-soxx, party-hardy celebrating our resurrection for many eons? Heaven TOTALLY kicks-ass for eternity. PS see ‘P/C, unsanitized’ and feed-the-poor. Thank you proFUSEly, for the wick is running out on U.S. _thewarningsecondcoming.com_

 

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