"our spiritual heritage...cries out for our country to honor God"

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 06:28 PM

I'm not going to waste a lot of time on this nonsense, but the fact is that the House today passed a bill that would deprive federal courts of the right to adjudicate the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance.

And it so exhilarated Zach Wamp (R-Tenn) that he let loose with the hyperbolic quote that is the title of this post:

"We should not and cannot rewrite history to ignore our spiritual heritage," said Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn. "It surrounds us. It cries out for our country to honor God."

I propose that from this day forward, hyperbolic statements made to further political positions, which try to claim history and/or God for one political party be known simply as "Zachwamps."

The bill now goes to the Senate where, I hope, there is a slightly smaller percentage of blithering, pandering fools.  If so, then it will die the death ot so richly deserves, until the next election cycle when the Repubs toss a little red meat to the frenzied cross-wearers on the right.

We need to mess around with federal jurisdiction over questions of constitutionality like we need to invade Iraq again.  We need to worry about whether the Pledge contains the words "under God" like we need to re-elect Duke Cunningham to the House from his prison cell.  We need to tolerate these pandering phonies like we need to ship another few million jobs overseas.

Say good night, Gracie.