The Airing of Grievances
Thursday, December 16, 2004
More Fun From The Bench
Well, it looks like we have another judge wearing an outfit that's creating quite a stir. Judge Ashley McKathan of Alabama's Covington County Circuit Court has been donning a robe with the Ten Commandments embroidered on his chest. And guess who's one of McKathan's biggest supporters? Roy Moore. Yup, the same yahoo who was removed from the bench last year for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery. And if you listen to the both of 'em, really, you should have little, if anything, to be concerned about.
McKathan told The Associated Press that he believes the Ten Commandments represent the truth "and you can't divorce the law from the truth. The Ten Commandments can help a judge know the difference between right and wrong," McKathan said."
"The recognition of the God who gave us the Ten Commandments is fundamental to an understanding of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. I applaud Judge McKathan. It is time for our judiciary to recognize the moral basis of our law," Moore said.Crystal clear from those statements that McKathan will be perfectly capable of basing his decisions on the rule of law and a little something called logic, rather than his Christian beliefs. Also crystal clear, this time minus the sarcasm, that McKathan and Moore are convinced that somehow they are above the Constitution -- that The Establishment Clause does not apply to them. In any event, so long as McKathan shamelessly persists in using his robe as a religious billboard, he should be receiving the same boot that disposed of his boy Roy Moore. And that, my friends, is the truth.