Friday, September 08, 2006

Public Expression of Religion Act

Americans United Condemns House Committee Passage Of Bill Cutting Off Attorneys' Fees In Church-State Cases
Thursday, September 7, 2006

Measure Is More Pandering To The Religious Right, Says AU's Lynn

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today blasted the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of a bill that would make it more difficult for Americans to challenge church-state violations in court.

The so-called “Public Expression of Religion Act” targets those who stand up to church-state infringements by government officials. The measure, H.R. 2679, denies legal fees and out-of-pocket expenses to plaintiffs who win lawsuits under the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, which bans the government from promoting religion.

The committee passed the bill on a voice vote today, and it is now headed to the House floor.


More atAmericans United News

Roving some interesting hypocrisy disparities whiffing the political air, it farts. Not so dramatic as re-outing his dad, and a bit older news is the war crime links to his ancesters, his grandfather.

According to Wilson, and to Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Al Martin (www.almartinraw.com), Rove's grandfather was Karl Heinz Roverer, the Gauleiter of Oldenburg. Roverer was Reich-Statthalter---Nazi State Party Chairman---for his region. He was also a partner and senior engineer in the Roverer Sud-Deutche Ingenieurburo A. G. engineering firm, which built the Birkenau death camp, at which tens of thousands of Jews, Gypsies, dissidents and other were slaughtered en masse.

Fourth Reich?
The Bush-Rove-Schwarzenegger Nazi Nexus
By BOB FITRAKIS and HARVEY WASSERMAN

I do not hide from my own sight of 911, the US Cole, because for me the US Cole marked a point in time we should had stood higher to see clearer 'the threat'. I seen our government complacent in these terrorist crimes if not totally controlling them. Like a house infested with ants, they burn it to the ground despite a more logical sane approach. Instead our leaders lead us to an alternate reality, carelessness in rules of law, strangled by alternative motives they become the threat. How can we see justice in a world that punishes rulers for war crimes, international sanctions on human rights violations while all the same we do ourselves in with such acts as 'alternative interrogation, which is nothing but sick, torture. Not bothering ABC for their lies, only to tell them the truth, and dramatic revision of some damn tragic events, that very well could had been avoided.

Former ambassador to Yemen says ABC traded fact for drama in portraying events after the 2000 bombing of the destroyer Cole. LA Times
I read this in my mail ....
My name is Peter Rundlet, and I am the Vice President for National Security and International Affairs at the Center for American Progress. Before I came to the Center, I was Counsel to the 9/11 Commission. It is that experience that motivates me to write to you today.

On September 10 and September 11, ABC Television is planning to air a program called “The Path to 9/11,” which ABC describes as a “docudrama” that is “based on the 9/11 Report.” Extensive media reports over the past several days have made clear that, despite claims made by ABC, this movie is not consistent with the findings of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission Report

When we were conducting our investigation and drafting the bipartisan 9/11 Report, we took great care to get the story right. Our charge was to pursue the facts – no matter where would those facts would take us. This was essential because 9/11 is one of the single-most significant individual days in American history and it is crucial that Americans understand the facts about that tragic day—and the lessons to be drawn from them. Sadly, ABC appears to have chosen to pursue it's own version of reality. Not only will this portrayal undermine public confidence in the 9/11 Commission Report, it does a great disservice to all Americans whose lives were so profoundly affected by this national tragedy.

On the fifth anniversary of September 11, out of respect to the families of those who died and in contemplation of the grave risks we face going forward, we must demand nothing less than a complete and fair portrayal of the facts and circumstances surrounding 9/11.

Thanks for your time,

Peter Rundlet and the entire Center for American Progress Action Fund team

P.S. Keep track of this controversy all week on ThinkProgress.org

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