First lets talk about what the perception of the religious right is; the believe this country was founded as a "Judeo-Christian" nation. Now beofre I go further, it is worthy to point out that only recently have they called it "Judeo-Christian." Before it was just "Christian." Because the biblical apocalypse requires a re-built Temple in Jerusalem and a unified Israel, formerly jew-hating right-wingers have found a new love for Judaism. Of course it's just an ends to a means. The fact is that the founding fathers were Diests. On top of that, our laws were not "based on the Ten Commandments" as they would want you to believe.
Courts have been ruling across the country against displaying the Ten Commandments in public buildings. And you would think Congress and King would respect the ruling. Even if they disagree with the ruling, you would expect them to go through the proper channels to appeal the rulings. Nope. King and his cronies passed Rep. John Hostettler (R-IN) amendment to H.R.2862; Appropriations for Science, the Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce.
The Amendment H.AMDT.278; prohibits funds from being used to enforce the judgement of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in the case of Russelburg v. Gibson County, decided January 31, 2005, concerning a display of a monument of the Ten Commandments.
How did King vote?
King Vote YES
---- AYES 242 ---
Everyone should be concerned that Congress is prohibiting the enforcement of a court ruling. This republican congress with King's acquiescence has been playing fast and loose with the courts, ignoring the seperation of powers.
King supported S. 686 which stripped the rulings of 12 Judges in the Terri Schaivo case and put congress in charge.
This is one more reason we need to get rid of King.
"The judiciary ..., has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society, and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither force nor will, but merely judgment ...'
"Mr. Chairman, given the fact that the judiciary has neither force nor will, it is left to the executive and the legislative branches to exert that force and will."
Even the defendants in the case oppose what this amendment does.