Thursday, December 29, 2005
Hypocrisy in enforcement
Why is it that government is often so hypocritical in enforcing the Constitution? Why are some parts rigid while others are flexible? When it is to their advantage either personally or politically, is my answer.
In the N.C. Constitution, there is the following:
ARTICLE VI, Sec. 8. Disqualifications for office.
The following persons shall be disqualified for office:
First, any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God.
This same type of provision is seven or eight state constitutions, at least. The sad part is that some believe that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution supercedes all of these and therefore nullifies these requirements. These requirements are not just historical relics, left over from earlier times. Times have not changed as much as one may think. Sure, technology and social climate have changed, but people have not. There is nothing new under the sun.
The First Amendment states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. In regards to the state constitution, Congress did not make that law. The state did. So many people miss that point. Congress shall make no law does not mean a "separation of church and state" as so many uneducated lemings believe. It is only those who choose not to be held accountable to the very almighty God so referenced that fight such a concept. Unfortunately, the carnal nature of mankind has not changed and such restraints are fought against. That is the essence of secular humanism.