Bladensburg Peace Cross Defended by 26 State Attorneys General
The Attorneys General from 26 states have signed a bipartisan brief in the ongoing case by the American Humanist Association to tear down the Bladensburg Peace Cross, a cross-shaped World War I memorial. As published by the Attorney General for South Dakota:
“The State Attorneys General are requesting the Federal Courts to recognize important Constitutional rights and respect the dedication, sacrifice, and freedoms earned by our veterans,” said Attorney General Jackley…
South Dakota and 24 other states are requesting the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a lower court’s ruling, which found the U.S. Constitution allows veterans memorials with religious symbolism…
Jackley highlighted something militant atheists are often hesitant to admit [emphasis added]:
[This] decision could impact memorials in West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, including those at Arlington National Cemetery.
Ruling that this cross violated the Constitution and had to be torn down would directly affect similar memorials in that most hallowed of grounds, Arlington National Cemetery.
Can anyone really hate the cross that much? Actually, they do.