No harm, no foul, no case — until next time, of course.
You have read here on many instances about the inappropriate decisions that have come out of American courts, but here is an instance when the court ruled in a manner that will help build, not tear down, our society, and it deserves credit.
It was the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that ruled the National Day of Prayer is not illegal, as had previously been ruled.
According to the Associated Press, “A federal appeals court has thrown out a ruling that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional and ordered that the lawsuit against it be dismissed.
“The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation did not have standing to bring the lawsuit against President Barack Obama.
“A federal judge based in Madison ruled last year that the national prayer day was unconstitutional because it amounts to a call for religious action. The president appealed.
“The appeals court says the plaintiffs didn’t have standing to bring the lawsuit because while they disagree with the president’s proclamation, they have not suffered any harm because of it.”
The foundation, of course, has already announced it’s going to continue the case, and this has been the pattern we’ve seen any time our ethics are challenged, any time a group ties in to attempt to force out our cultural heritage.
We see it over and over, that the group, which has the deep pockets to do so, continues to push and refile until someone drops the ball and they can get into a court without challenge, without the light of public attention being focused on them and then we, the people, lose.
This is one that we need to stay on top of and to continue to fight.
We’ve backed down enough already.
— Chuck Smith