Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Divine Right of Supreme Court Justices

New Commandments appropriate for the Public Square have just been unveiled by the SCOTUS. Guranteed to evade any conflict with the establishment clause, these updated rules are guaranteed to save Reasonable civilization as we know it. The first three truly encapsulate their power to preserve the common good from that messy democratic process:

1. We are the Supreme Court thy God. Thou shalt not have strange courts before us (Though we can appeal to foreign courts when it suits us).
2. Thou shalt not take the names of the justices of the Supreme Court thy God in vain
3. Remember thou keep the First Monday in October.

Rumors abound that an entire updated version of the 613 Mitzvot is set for release soon. A spokesmen for the Court declined to comment.
"It's about time," said one Reasonable observer of the Court that refused to give her name, "These new commandments will clear up a lot of confusion."

"There won't be any more of the Court's valuable time wasted on Foolish issues like religious symbols in public. They wanted it; they got it. Let's move on."

Hat tip to The Curt Jester for another masterpiece of satire.