As I fist pointed out in an earlier post that the Republicans are trying to make it illegal for the courts to rule on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (H.R. 3313 & H.R.1100), now, I find even more disturbing bills. H.R. 1070 was presented to Congress on March 3, 2005. The text of the bill is as follows:
Sec. 1260. Matters not reviewable
`Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the Supreme Court shall not have jurisdiction to review, by appeal, writ of certiorari, or otherwise, any matter to the extent that relief is sought against an entity of Federal, State, or local government, or against an officer or agent of Federal, State, or local government (whether or not acting in official or personal capacity), concerning that entity's, officer's, or agent's acknowledgment of God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government.'.
This means that no court shall be able to review the constitutionality of a law that is based on religious law. The bible can be enacted as the sovereign source of law in any Federal, State, or local Municipality and the Supreme Court cannot not rule that it is a violation of the First Amendment. If passed, this is the end of the Bill of Rights.
Even further disturbing is that this bill has 34 co-sponsors (not surprisingly, all but 2 are from below the Mason-Dixon line). So ends religious freedom, and so begins the American Taliban (and no, I do not say this lightly).