The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a Buffalo Grove atheist’s final appeal in his lawsuit challenging the use of state funds to renovate an 11-story cross atop southern Illinois’ tallest peak, ending the legal dispute spanning more than two years.
The nation’s high court on Tuesday declined without comment to review Robert Sherman’s request to hear his case involving the $20,000 grant given in 2008 to the 111-foot-high Bald Knob Cross of Peace near Alto Pass. Lower courts already had ruled that Sherman lacked standing to sue over the grant.
I was asked the other day by a Co-Worker about the CDC’s restriction on public funds for gun research. I noted that the NRA’s position is that the funded research has always been for restricting guns from private hands. Given that it is a Constitutionally protected right, then public funds for restricting rights should be barred.
Still my PERSONAL feelings is that public funds should be used for building schools, and paving roads, and keeping a modest military equipped and paid. There is so much crap that we dump public funds into.
Personally as a non-Christian I find it hard to get bothered by public displays of faith. You see crosses and faith-based billboards all over the South, and I could care less. Still I’d personally rather not pay for any of it, and I don’t see why these good people need my help to erect a monument.