Legal Experts Blast Judge’s Decision: ‘If National Day of Prayer Is Unconstitutional, the Constitution Is Unconstitutional’

Legal Experts Blast Judge’s Decision: ‘If National Day of Prayer Is Unconstitutional, the Constitution Is Unconstitutional’

(CNSNews.com) - Conservative legal experts say a federal district judge in Wisconsin had no legal basis for declaring the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional – and predict the decision cannot stand.

“If the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional, then the Constitution itself if unconstitutional,” Mathew Staver, president of Liberty Counsel and dean of the Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Va., told CNSNews.com.

“The National Day of Prayer – or prayer itself – is older than the Constitution,” Staver said. “There is no question (this ruling) will be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.” [...]

Tags: doublethink, prayer, theotards

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OK, they might be legal experts, but declaring that "the Constitution itself if unconstitutional" [sic] borders on idiocy.
Would these be the same "experts" that assert that the US is a christian nation?
No, these are the ones that say that torture is allowed under the Geneva Conventions.
And of course, the claim is never substantiated.

But it is Conservative Christian logic that is utilised, so it is to be expected that much of what they pronounce will be nonsense.
Conservative Christian logic

Please refrain from using profanity on this site.
or from using oxymorons.
I think the whole problem is that morons get way too much oxygen.
Or perhaps not near enough?
That made me giggle.
Why am I not surprised to see this from Liberty University?
I looked up the word "prayer" on dictionary.com and saw there were nine definitions. The first several, of course, included "god" in the definition. But the eighth and ninth definitions caught my eye.

8. the section of a bill in equity, or of a petition, that sets forth the complaint or the action desired;
9. a negligible hope or chance: Do you think he has a prayer of getting that job?

Since the gentleman quoted is a lawyer, perhaps it's definition eight he was thinking of, rather that an entreaty to a deity. But it's number nine that I really like. It reduces prayer to its real worth: nothing.
If he is from Liberty University then I doubt it.

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