The Supreme Court today ruled 7-2 in favor of keeping the Peace Cross monument up despite being on public land and require public-funded upkeep. But it does more than just protect the century-old monument. This ruling will likely act as a protective covering over other historical monuments that display religious symbolism.
Several cases across the country could be affected by this ruling. As the left attempts to take down any symbols that are religious in nature, most if not all that are currently standing could fall under the protection of this ruling. Some say the ruling would only protect monuments that have been up for a long time, but since it doesn’t specify what the appropriate time period would be, it’s most likely able to be applied to anything that’s currently built. Otherwise, one would have to assume it would only apply to monuments built before the Peace Cross.
There’s a caveat. The court affirmed the notion that the Establishment Clause would prohibit building new monuments on public lands or that require public funds if they have religious symbolism. In essence, today’s ruling is a time stamp; anything built before today is safe, but nothing can be built after today that could be intrusive on religious beliefs.
I’ll take it.
As Harry Litman noted with Dana Perino today on Fox News, nobody complained about this for 90 years. It’s only our hypersensitive post-truth society made up of progressives who truly take offense.
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