Monday, May 08, 2006

DISMANTLING OUR NATION--ONE CROSS AT A TIME

As usual, I tuned to The Andrea Shea-King Show last night. Her shows are all good, in fact, her worst show is good. But last night the woman was on FIRE! At one point she almost went "Michael Savage" on us, but never quite got to the point of being rude to her callers.

In a moment of brutal honesty, Andrea unleashed on her listening audience for not being involved. I was surprised, however, it was about time someone said it. I'm sure she'll continue the rant today.

When Andrea began talking about the cross at Mt. Soledad, the gloves came off. She was clearly upset and confused at the attack on a war memorial dedicated to the fighting men and women of this country.

For those of you who aren't aware, Mt. Soledad is a war memorial in the San Diego area. The battle over the cross has been going on for almost 2 decades; recently, the courts ruled that the cross must be removed:

"Last week, U.S. District Judge Gordon Thompson ordered the city to remove the reinforced concrete cross from city property within 90 days or be fined each day that it remains."

"In 1991, Thompson ruled that the cross's presence in a city park violated the California Constitution's prohibition against government endorsement of religion."

This entire battle over the cross was started by one atheist, Philip Paulson. The city government has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in an attempt to save the cross. There is some good news: the city's in this fight to the end.

If enough people got involved with this issue it wouldn't even be a fight, but far too many are "fat and happy" with their situations to worry over the removal of a cross dedicated to the very people who made their "good life" possible. (thanks, Andrea)

Read about the court decision here; read about the Mt. Soledad memorial here.


One has to wonder how something like this could happen in our country--how did we get to this point and where will it end?

I have an idea that Andrea and Mark will be touching on this subject today. Tune to their show--Constitutional Public Radio--3 pm est via the web. WWBC 1510 am.

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