Toss the First

By Anthony | January 31st, 2006 | 1:00 am

Poking around the Internet tonight, I came across this article by Red Phillips from Georgia. He’s thought about the conflict between Evolution and Intelligent Design, and in the wake of Judge Jones’ decision in Dover he’s come up with a novel solution to smooth over the differences:

Here is what I propose. States all across the God-fearing South as well as Christian and conservative States in that other country that lies to the north of Dixie should pass laws mandating the teaching of creation in public schools, in blatant defiance of the brain-dead court. But the laws should contain additional wording something like this:

“We, the legislature of Alabama/Georgia/South Carolina/Mississippi etc. have carefully considered the constitutionality of this proposal. The 1st Amendment which states ‘Congress shall make no law’ clearly applies only to Congress and laws passed by Congress. Therefore, it is not possible that this law is in violation of the 1st Amendment. Therefore we will consider any decision by a federal court that finds this law in violation of the 1st Amendment to be null and void. We authorize the use of State law enforcement to arrest and transport to the State border, any federal agent attempting to enforce such a decision. We also do not authorize any money be paid out of the State treasury for any fines or court fees incurred by a judicial challenge to this law. Any State official who attempts to take money from the State treasury for the purpose of paying any fines or court costs may be arrested for theft. The State National Guard may not be ‘federalized’ for the purpose of enforcing a court order.”

It’s so simple, I’m surprised no one has thought of it before now. Just ignore the First (and Fourteenth) Amendment, and arrest anyone who tries to enforce it!

3 Responses to “Toss the First”

  1. Roch101 Says:

    Interesting, in that the foundation of the argument conceeds that intelligent deisign is religion.

  2. PotatoStew Says:

    Good point Roch. ID supporters are continually doing that though. From Pat Robertson asserting that a defeat to the ID agenda is “kicking God out,” to the many statements by school board members that came to light during the Dover trial, Intelligent Design is often linked to religion by its supporters, forcing many of them to backtrack and try to deny it when constitutional issues arise. They’re shooting themselves in the foot.

  3. Greg Says:

    Someone has thought of it. It was called the Civil War. They lost.