Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Lawsuit Season

I got an e-mail alert from Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership. It tells about a lawsuit being filed over Christmas trees.


ALERT FROM JEWS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF FIREARMS OWNERSHIP
America's Aggressive Civil Rights Organization

December 12, 2006

JPFO ALERT: The Wrong Rabbi

Recently the Christmas trees that graced the Seattle-Tacoma
International Airport for the past 25 years were removed.
The reason? Rabbi Elazar Bogomilsky threatened to sue if the
trees weren't "balanced out" by a Menorah to honor the Jewish
holiday of Chanuka.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=2715008&page=1

The airport decided removing the trees was the only viable
solution. Explains Patricia Davis, president of the Seattle
Port Commission, "We were faced with the choice of spending
unknown amounts of the public's money on litigation, or, in
the next few days, trying to figure out how to accommodate
all the cultures in our society."

Rabbi Bogomilsky is reportedly "appalled" at the result.

One wonders what, exactly, the Rabbi _thought_ would happen.
He threatened the airport with a lawsuit if it did not include
a symbol of his religion.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of religions within the
United States alone, many of which celebrate a holiday on or
around December 25. Had the airport bowed to the Rabbi's
demands, it is a virtual certainty that representatives of
many of those religions would follow suit.

The Rabbi's demand to add a Jewish holiday symbol to the
airport's Christmas display was both ridiculous and
short-sighted. In his quest for "equal" holiday
representation, he only succeeded in eliminating from the
public eye a symbol of peace, charity, fellowship and love.

As it happens, the Rabbi came on Michael Medved's national
radio show on December 11 and admitted that he was wrong.
He forthrightly stated that he did not ever want the Christmas
trees actually removed, that the whole issue got out of hand.
He admitted that he had not thought about the results of
threatening a lawsuit, and he frankly regretted everything
he did. The Rabbi now wants the Christmas trees restored,
with or without a Menorah.
From JPFO's perspective, the key message for Jews is not to
worry so much about "equal time" for the Menorah. Rather,
it is important for Jews -- and everyone -- to respect and be
thankful for the Christian Americans who established a nation
with a Bill of Rights and a welcoming culture of individual
freedom that have provided the safest place on Earth for
minorities of all types.

Now what we need to do -- whether gathered around the Menorah
or the Christmas Tree -- is pledge to join together to
protect our American values and way of life.

We can start on America's first holy day in December: Bill
of Rights Day, December 15.

- The Liberty Crew

Update: Just prior to sending this alert, we received the
following news story: Trees Being Returned to SeaTac Airport
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20061212/D8LV9I1G0.html

I'm thinking this should teach us something. Think before you file or everyone loses.

Don't forget, Bill Of Rights Day is just three days away.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

2 Comments:

Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

That whole, damned Sea-Tac thing was outrageous and IDIOTIC.

I'm glad it was resolved quickly...

1:22 AM  
Blogger The Sovereign Editor said...

I agree.

People just have too much time on their hands. That guy really should have known better than to threaten a lawsuit.

The rest of us need to start suing the people threatening lawsuits for negligent infliction of emotional distress and see how they like it.

1:35 PM  

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