Wednesday, October 05, 2005

More Miers

The most compelling reason to NOT confirm Harriet Miers' nomination to the Supreme Court is her religious beliefs. Now, before you all go nuts over this statement, let me say this:

For a country that is based on a constitution that clearly drew a line between church and state, we sure seem to want to bring them both together. We say, "In God We Trust." "Under God..." Ten Commandments on federal property. We swear on the Bible in court.

Miers seems to be of the very religious persuasion. It is quite scary to be faced with having her rule on issues of such magnitude as those that come before the Court. Supreme Court Justices, perhaps, should be of an agnostic view on God. It should be a case of "Don't ask, don't tell" with respect to one's religious nature. I don't want to know that a person has gone to church "faithfully" for 25 years. I would rather they didn't.

Religion tends to cloud one's logic. For it is flawed logic, ie faith, that compels one to believe in God. There is no proof. But one just believes. If one believes in all that God purportedly has proclaimed, why not "believe" that homosexuality is wrong, or that abortion is immoral?

People who blindly believe anything cannot be trusted to make rational decisions, much less formulate the "laws of the land."