"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Senate votes to put Mount Soledad cross in federal hands

By Dana Wilkie

5:30 p.m. August 1, 2006

WASHINGTON – With a speed and decisiveness that surprised some, the Senate on Tuesday approved a plan to transfer the land beneath the Mount Soledad war memorial to federal control in an effort to avoid a court-ordered removal of the cross that stands there.

The Senate's unanimous vote sent the cross-transfer plan to President Bush for his expected signature. It creates what some consider an entirely new dynamic in the 17-year effort to save the cross, but which others say is a hopeless attempt to preserve a symbol on city land that courts have said unconstitutionally favors one religion over others.


Well, well, well.
It appears that the Senate has fallen off the 'Stupid Wagon' and made a decision that reflects the Majority and not some special interest. It may just be a tease, I know, but I am still hopeful that they'll remember who they represent.