On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania House unanimously declared in a resolution that the year 2012 is “Year of the Bible,” 193-0.
The resolution was introduced by state representative Rick Saccone of Allegheny and Washington Countiesing is probably a violation accepted standards of separating Church and State. And if not, it should be. Here’s an excerpt:
WHEREAS, Deeply held religious convictions springing from the holy scriptures led to the early settlement of our country; and
WHEREAS, Biblical teachings inspired concepts of civil government that are contained in our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States; andBesides the cheap thrill of pestering the occasional atheist in the Keystone State, don't they have more serious things to do up there?
WHEREAS, Many of our great national leaders, among them President Washington, President Jackson, President Lincoln, President Wilson and President Reagan, paid tribute to the influence of the Bible in our country’s development, as exemplified by the words of President Jackson that the Bible is “the rock on which our Republic rests”; and
WHEREAS, The history of our country clearly illustrates the value of voluntarily applying the teachings of the scriptures in the lives of individuals, families and societies; and…
Oh well,at least our dumbasses in Montgomery didn't do this. They perform badly enough.