Republican Platform supports Ten Commandments in Public Buildings

Here’s another good one from the Republican Platform (296k PDF):

The sound principle of judicial review has turned into an intolerable presumption of judicial supremacy. A Republican Congress, working with a Republican president, will restore the separation of powers and re-establish a government of law. There are different ways to achieve that goal, such as using Article III of the Constitution to limit federal court jurisdiction; for example, in instances where judges are abusing their power by banning the use of “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance or prohibiting depictions of the Ten Commandments, and potential actions invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Additionally, we condemn judicial activists and their unwarranted and unconstitutional restrictions on the free exercise of religion in the public square.

So, judges who believe in separation of church and state and therefore oppose displays of the Ten Commandments in a courthouse in, let’s say, Alabama, they are a representation of “an intolerable presumption of judicial supremacy.” You have to wonder if anyone who wrote the platform ever sat in a Constitutional Law class. Or a logic class. Stripping the judiciary of jurisdiction is supposed to “restore separation of powers.”

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