We Must Obey the Law in
(Investigator 132, 2010 May)
state court rulings in America are now often inconsistently applied.
The court ruled in Cobb County, Georgia that stickers placed on biology
books stating “evolution is a theory that should be critically
examined” are unconstitutional because, the court ruled, such a
statement supports religion. Of course, the court implied that removal
of the stickers supports the opposite, irreligion, which is
unconstitutional hostility toward religion, thus unconstitutionally
favoring this view. Courts have ruled that it is illegal for the word
“God” to be on a state seal, or posting the “Ten Commandments” on a
government building. They have also prohibited audible prayer in public
schools and in many public state functions.
the government cannot
in any way support religion, to be consistent, Government employees
should not be paid to allow them to participate in Easter, Christmas
and other celebrations that honor the God that the American government
has eliminated from most areas of American public life.
holidays (a word meaning holy days) clearly supports religion, and are
thus unconstitutional. Government workers should be required to work on
Sundays (the day set aside by Christians for worshiping God) and all
Christian holidays because American courts have consistently ruled that
the state cannot support religion but must be neutral (therefore Sunday
is just another day). Mail should be delivered on Sunday and all
Christian holidays including Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving, and
Easter. The Courts, the Senate, and the House of Representatives should
also all be in session on these days. Billions of taxpayer dollars
could be saved if all government employees would work on all paid
Christian holidays. No overtime would be allowed since these days
would be like any other workdays.
solution is either
all religious holidays should be paid holidays or none should be.
Otherwise, the state is favoring one religion (Christianity) over all
others. Better yet, paid time off should be given for all
religious holidays, including Jewish holidays such as Hanukkah, the
Jewish Sabbath (Saturday), Muslim holidays—Ramadan, Maharram, Navroz,
Rabi'ul awwal (birthday of Muhammad), Shawwal, Dhu al Hijja; Buddhist
holidays—Vesak, Magha Puja, Asalha Puja, Uposatha, Pavarana, Kathina,
Anapanasati, Abhidhamma, and Bodhi, to name a few; Pagan
holidays—Winter/Spring solstice, Imbolc, Beltaine, Samhain; and the
holidays of all the rest of the worlds religions.
no nation can
afford this solution, so we are back to where we begun, celebrating all
Christian holidays and a few secular holidays supporting religion that
the courts have ruled are in violation of consistent court rulings that
the government cannot support religion.
brings us to the
question “Why are not the Muslim holy days celebrated and thus national
holidays in America”? The reason is obvious: because America was
founded as a Christian nation. Both our people’s heritage and laws
reflect this fact. This fact should cause us to consider America’s
history and culture and deal with the inconsistency of the past court