Mean Appeal for a "Christian Nation"
But I still get them occasionally, like one this appeal for a Christian Nation. The version I received, however was punctuated with a "DID YOU KNOW?" every line and ended with this generous, life affirming message:
"It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore, it is very hard to understand why there is such a mess about having the Ten Commandments on display or "In God We Trust" on our money and having God in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why don't we just tell the other 14% to Sit Down and SHUT UP!!!I wrote back:
If you agree, pass this on"
Hello! I assume you passed this on so I could see it and not because you believe it! Instead of being convincing, I find this email frustrating because someone thinks they can use make-believe facts and appeals to emotion to stand in place of a logical argument. Quality discourse in our country continues to be AWOL.
Please read this and forward to your friend:
stardust1954 has a brief post on the Eastern Pediment, points out this article on the Supreme Court embellishments and was kind enough to write this on the "SHUT UP" sentiment:
The American Bill of Rights guarantees to every person in the United States the rights and liberties that are the basis of democracy. The first of the ten amendments that make up the Bill of Rights guarantees the freedom of religion, speech, assembly and petition. Justice William J. Brennan wrote, “If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.” The commitment of the principle of free speech has been repeatedly tested beginning with the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to the present day intolerance for individual and unpopular opinion.Thanks stardust!!
These people who want to shut us up, are saying they hate the American Bill or Rights and do not support the Constitution of this great and DIVERSE land.