Well, here we go. We are at it again, but now this time it is an esteemed judge by the name of Judge Barbara Crabb, a district court justice from Wisconsin.
Will this insanity ever end? Her 15 minutes of fame is to declare that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. Now she is in the public eye and receiving millions of dollars worth of publicity. I have already seen her on television. And I have heard comments and news reports by television commentators about her. I have also seen articles appearing in newspapers nationwide.
She argues that the Constitution as stated in its First Amendment and I quote: “that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Hence, her complaining about the National Day of Prayer,” which falls on the first Thursday of May. It does not in any way endorse or establish any religion. It is a day of prayer for all faiths if only to pray for our country and the danger to its freedoms.
But, Judge Crabb, why stop at the National Day of Prayer? Why not declare that Thanksgiving Day should also be unconstitutional? Isn’t this a national holiday set apart for giving thanks to God?
As an aside, does Judge Crabb know her American history well enough to know that our forefathers often referred to the deity as divine providence, the almighty being and God? As John Adams once wrote in his will: “Principally, and first of all, I resign my soul to the almighty being who gave it; and my body I commit to the dust, relying on the merits of Jesus Christ for the pardon of my sins.”
Need I say more?
DOMINIC A. CONTARDO