Con-law doggerel

Bob Sheridan bobsheridan at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 11 21:27:36 PDT 2005


Professor Finkelman's sentiment may be apt, except for the "Mr. Sheridan 
forgets" bit, as I didn't write the verse.

It would be nice to see a poetic statement of the liberty-recognizing 
and freedom-protecting virtues of our constitutional law.


Paul Finkelman wrote:

> Mr. Sheridan forgets that as long as there are math tests there will 
> be prayer in public school, and as all of us know, prayer is perfectly 
> constitutional as long as the student does it;
>
> Bob Sheridan wrote:
>
>> This is a bit of Con-law doggerel that appeared on the web, 
>> illustrative of a point of view.  If you think it's just silly, 
>> consider trying to come up with a counter bit of verse that sets 
>> things right.
>>
>> ***
>>
>> Now I sit me down in school
>>
>> Where praying is against the rule
>>
>> For this great nation under God
>>
>> Finds mention of Him very odd.
>>
>>
>>
>> If Scripture now the class recites,
>>
>> It violates the Bill of Rights.
>>
>> And anytime my head I bow
>>
>> Becomes a Federal matter now.
>>
>>
>>
>> Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
>>
>> That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
>>
>> The law is specific, the law is precise.
>>
>> Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
>>
>>
>>
>> For praying in a public hall
>>
>> Might offend someone with no faith at all
>>
>> In silence alone we must meditate,
>>
>> God's name is prohibited by the state.
>>
>>
>>
>> We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
>>
>> And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
>>
>> They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
>>
>> To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
>>
>>
>>
>> We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
>>
>> And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
>>
>> It's "inappropriate" to teach right from wrong,
>>
>> We're taught that such "judgments" do not belong.
>>
>>
>>
>> We can get our condoms and birth controls,
>>
>> Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
>>
>> But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
>>
>> No word of God must reach this crowd.
>>
>>
>> It's scary here I must confess,
>>
>> When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
>>
>> So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
>>
>> Should I be shot; My soul please take!
>>
>> Amen
>>
>> ***
>>
>> rs
>> sfls
>>
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