Thursday, June 01, 2006

ACLU BS; the battle to keep Mt. Soledad Cross

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This entry, however... isn't a hoax! I was giving the benefit of a doubt, assuming that no one in their right mind would actually petition to have a cross removed from a cemetery.


Ann Arbor, June 01, 2006 (CNA) - The Thomas More Law Center has filed a 49-page brief in the California appellate court, challenging a state judge�s ruling that a 43-foot cross in a war memorial must be removed.

The cross has stood atop San Diego's Mt. Soledad for the last 50 years. But federal district court Judge Gordon Thompson ordered the City of San Diego on May 3rd to remove the cross within 90 days or face fines of $5,000 per day thereafter.

Judge Thompson' ruling ignored the results of a special election held in July 2005, in which 76 percent of San Diego voters approved that the municipality transfer the land to the federal government as a national memorial.

A motion to expedite the appeal in an attempt to have the issue decided before the 90-day deadline was also filed. If the appeal is successful, the Mt. Soledad Cross and national memorial would be transferred to the federal government. Such a transfer would moot the federal court order, which is based on a finding that the cross on city property violates the California Constitution.

The Law Center has also filed a motion to intervene in the federal district court case on behalf of San Diegans for the Mount Soledad National War Memorial and to seek a stay on his order.

Additionally, Law Center attorneys are discussing the possibility of White House intervention with Department of Justice attorneys, whereby President Bush would take the Mt. Soledad Veterans memorial under the federal government' power of eminent domain.

In order to preserve the memorial intact, in 2004, the U.S. Congress passed a law designating the memorial a national veterans memorial and authorizing that a donation of the memorial and surrounding property be accepted from the city of San Diego.

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This was sent to me via email. It is from the (EWTN) Catholic News Agency, June 1, 2006. How sad. I suppose we should start wondering if people plan on removing the huge Jesus statue in Brazil because it blocks the skyline? Or, for that matter, are they going to remove all the crosses in veterans' cemeteries (since those are Federal)??! This is a 15-yr old ACLU case.

Further reading:

Blue Star Chronicles � Save Mt. Soledad Cross a blog entry explaining how the ball got rolling, as far as a young Marine is concerned.

ACLJ American Center for Law & Justice - fighting to protect rights.

American Civil Liberties Union : About Us learn how a group of jackasses can throw their money and power around to deprive you of your rights. Remember, if it isn't PC, the ALCU is on it like flies on (censored). As for my liberal-minded friends... I respect you, despite what you do or how you think. I would expect that you would respect the fact that I am, have always been, and always will be anti-ACLU. Yes, this organization claims to "work also to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including Native Americans and other people of color; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor." As far as I am concerned, it uses those whose rights it 'defends' as a means of advancing itself. It does not balance... to get rights, it takes rights away from others. In the case of the article above, it takes away the right of the Vietnam veterans to have a monument that was dedicated to them over 50 years ago. These veterans are disabled, male and female, transgendered, bisexual, people of color, lesbian and gay men, mental-health patients, prisoners (POW/MAI to this day!), and poor. But, forget the ACLU 'motto' here, it's the cross that isn't PC! The symbol of Christ offends them??!


Anonymous said...

What would a bunch of draft dodgers from the aclu know about war, war memorials, or what its like to be a veteran of a war.

I hope the cross stays. If they throw it away then they will go after the Star of David next. Then they will go after things written on the tombstones that say god or jesus or have a picture of god or jesus or an angel on them.

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Anonymous said...

Definitely the Cross should remain. It never ceases to amaze me the things people are finding to fight about. I believe they need a life or at least a hobby.
What do they fear about God anyway?
Finding out the truth that there truly is a God, finding out the truth? We can see the devil's work all around us and it is frightening. BiddyBabyKelly