SOLO Press Release—Supreme Court vs. Founding Fathers

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Submitted by mvardoulis on Wed, 2007-07-04 23:20

By Michael Vardoulis
Created 2007-04-07 10:05

SOLO Press Release for immediate release.

From: Michael Vardoulis, Coordinator SOLO-US, Sense of Life Objectivists.

Can Americans today honestly call their country the ‘land of the free’ in the face of yet another small but significant steps toward totalitarianism? July 4th celebrates arguably the most important document ever written asserting the value of individual liberty, Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence. Is it ironic to anyone that just over a week ago the United States Supreme Court, in their decision regarding Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc., decided to once again extend the power of the Federal Government beyond that which the Constitutional Framers had intended?

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision, as put forth by Justice Scalia, sets a precedent that should send a shudder to all Americans who value the principles for which the Founding Fathers stood and fought 231 years ago. According to the decision, American taxpayers may not bring action against the federal government for violating the “Establishment Clause” of the First Amendment over President Bush’s “Faith Based Initiatives.” Justice Scalia clearly has decided the notion of “taxation without representation”, again part of the celebration of July 4th, should remain 231 years in the past.

Government-funded welfare is a bad idea as it is, but add to it the effective removal of all accountability as to how the ‘benefits’ are doled out and the fact that the welfare recipients are religious in nature; the result is just another step toward totalitarianism in America. The precedents are being set, and the Constitution is all but ignored in favor of the whims of the current administration. Americans who have any idea what it is they are celebrating this July 4th must raise their voice in vehement protest over this latest Supreme Court decision.

Michel Vardoulis, mvardoulis@solopassion.com, 949 798 2411


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