This idiot's response to the history of Law in America...

…is that it’s a legacy of whiny wet blankets fucking it up for everyone else.

I’m borrowing a friend’s “intro to basic American Law”-type textbook, and it’s just amazing…it’s like every legal precedent that we have was set by some solitary butt-hurt whiner that couldn’t just go along with what the majority of society clearly prefers. We’re talking page after page of black-and-white pictures of self-righteous, scowling jehova’s witnesses, mormons, athiests, and other similarly marginal people that suddenly decided that their personal, singular hypersensitivity or proclivity should dictate what the overwhelming majority of mainstream society holds in law. Total fucking bullshit, and anti-Democracy.

Just because some marginal weirdo decided to get their panties in a twist because people were saying a prayer before the big football game, or pledging allegiance in the classroom, or having “Under God” on an official document, or whatever…we have a big fucking trial and now mainstream, middle-of-the-road society can’t do what it overwhelmingly wants to do because of that scowling asshole.

Congratulations, party-pooper! You get your picture in the law textbook, officiously frowning with your ugly kids, and now the rest of society bends over backwards to capitulate to and accommodate your marginal opinion.

Blame those fringe lunatic nut jobs that wrote the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It’s all there in black and white.

Actually, it’s not.

Black and white is “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or the free exercise thereof…”

Inferences lead us to “No prayer before high school football games.” You may agree with those inferences or disagree with them; you cannot credibly claim that they are there “in black and white.”

You know, there are a hell of a lot of legal precedents that are not at all like you describe.

How far into the book have you read? The author might be setting up a larger, opposite argument.

I’m an atheist so I guess that makes me a weirdo.


You’re a dipshit.

Let me get this straight – you’re complaining that there are some people that don’t want to be lemmings and toe the party line?

Those bastards!

Why not give us a precedent or two so we can see the whiners for ourselves? Bricker, can you help us out here?


Lucky for you I already enjoy doing that.

The way I read it is that the OP is pitting the author of this book for stating that.

I guess that the decision that bars a prayer before a high school football game hasn’t yet reached southwest Virginia/northeast Tennessee. I hear one damned near every Friday night before kick-off… and one before HS graduations, before city council meetings and soforth. If it’s the law o’ the land, then we’re either woefully ignorant of it or we’re proudly defiant.

It’s actually kind of unclear to me how the OP meant it. Maybe he can clarify.

Because a lot of people do something doesn’t make it right.

Read the first sentence as a continuation of the subject. It’s clear.

“This idiot’s response to the history of law in America is that it’s a legacy of whiny wet blankets fucking it up for everyone else.”

Edit: But when you read a little further there is some muddy wording in there. I see what you’re saying.

I hope they keep fucking it up. All those fuck-ups have somehow made this a pretty damn good country. Funny how that worked out.

Nope, my OP is totally overt and literal.

Points for astute self-identification, then.

Clears it up for me. You ARE a dipshit.

Your OP may be overt and literal. But I am dumb so please clear this up for me - Are you calling me a weirdo? Or are you pitting the book for calling me a weirdo?