Thursday, May 25, 2006

Sticker Shock

World Net Daily reports that a federal appeals court has vacated a lower-court decision that textbook stickers, regardless of content, are an establishment of religion if Christians think they are a good idea.

The district court declared unconstitutional a Georgia county's science textbook stickers calling evolution a theory:
The lower court judge agreed the stickers were not applied to the textbooks for a religious purpose and had no religious content. But he regarded the stickers a violation of the so-called "separation of church and state," arguing many people were aware Christians supported the stickers.
In other words, "If only those pesky Christians hadn't supported it, the stickers would have been Constitutional." Where the H - E - double toothpicks do they get these moron judges? Fortunately, the Appeals court actually applied logic to the matter:
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit criticized the district court for issuing its ruling against the stickers despite insufficient evidence and remanded the case back to the district court for new proceedings . . . The 11th Circuit wrote: "The problems presented by a record containing significant evidentiary gaps are compounded because at least some key findings of the district court are not supported by the evidence that is contained in the record."
So you see, judicial appointments DO matter after all.