The Bible teaches us that in a really perfect world, “mercy and fact are met collectively, righteousness and peace have kissed one another.” As a substitute, Texas has turn out to be the bellwether for a world the place justice spits on mercy. We will and should do higher.
Rosemary C. McDonough
To the Editor:
Re “God Has No Place on the Supreme Court,” by Linda Greenhouse (Sunday Assessment, Sept. 12):
As a minister of 35 years, I’m distressed by the continued reference to “God” in letters, opinion items and articles with out some sense of which God is being referred to. Ms. Greenhouse is without doubt one of the highest commentators, and he or she is true that God doesn’t belong within the Supreme Court docket to make sure, however which God is she referring to, or is the Supreme Court docket referring to?
Is it the God of the Hebrew Bible or the New Testomony? Allah or Gaia, Thor or Kali, Elihino from the Cherokee custom, the Buddha or Shiva? There are literally thousands of Gods. Is it the God of Paul Tillich or Dietrich Bonhoeffer or Jerry Falwell? It could be so useful to establish which God is being cited, as there may be actually multiple.
To the Editor:
Having litigated constitutional regulation issues, and as a former board member of New Jersey Proper to Select, I (alas) need to take problem with “God Has No Place on the Supreme Court docket.”
The fact is that since our founding, “God” all the time has held a spot within the public area (usually towards my agnostic preferences). The Declaration of Independence well-known declares that it isn’t “authorities,” however our “Creator” who has endowed us “with sure unalienable rights.”
Certainly, the Supreme Court courtroom is adorned with such non secular imagery as Moses holding the Ten Commandments. Thus, whereas I vastly sympathize with Linda Greenhouse’s philosophy, I can not ignore details that run on the contrary.
Two-thirds of Americans need abortion to stay secure and authorized, if not completely then no less than to some extent. Thus, the pro-choice motion would do effectively to focus its energies on securing abortion rights by the legislative course of. Whereas there sadly could also be outlier states reminiscent of Texas and Mississippi, if two-thirds of People need to protect a point of abortion rights, they need to persuade their elected legislators to do exactly that, and never depend on the whims of unelected justices.