Official state bigotry falls to righteous R.I. teen

Applause for the Rhode Island Supreme Court decision in favor of First Amendment Rights over Cranston, R.I. School Committee's moral and statutory weakness.

I read with chagrin R.I. and Cranston's official and possibly libelous attacks of slander and legal jeopardy against an innocent, but not helpless, 16 yr. old girl for wanting removed an officially sanctioned and religiously skewed mural placed in  her Cranston  public school.  Thank goodness her brave parents, the ACLU and the R.I. Supreme Courts came to her rescue.  I suppose, after almost 300 years, R.I. citizens have forgotten that  Massachusetts Bay Christian minister Roger Williams, who had been evicted in 1635, founded the haven of Rhode Island to ensure seperation of religion and state.  I am sure if he was around today he would be very pleased both with Ms. Ahlquist's staunch bravery and her patriotic conviction for and in our U.S. First Ammendment rights and of Rhode Island's Supreme Court for its just wisdom.

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Melanie Scalera November 18, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Interesting that you would think I am paying that much attention to perfect grammar while arguing with useless anti-christian atheists. I could see if I made a major error. If that is all you have to say about this topic, you probably should not even be posting. Although, your comment was more useful than the lion bigot. NEXT.......
Joe The Plumber November 18, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Hey everybody!!!! I Robin LionsAss again. She hibernates all year and only comes out during the Christian Holidays to spread her special brand of angry militant atheist insults and rhetoric. Welcome back LionsAss, you scumbag!
Small Change November 18, 2012 at 01:25 PM
(Personal note to JTP..................... yer not helping.) This has always been my problem in the banner controversy, and I suspect a problem for the vast 'reasoned majority' who increasingly find ourselves with nowhere to turn in this country, caught between two camps of radicals. Whenever I hear either side 'argue' (using the term loosely) the matter, I can't help but root for the other.
Robin Lionheart November 18, 2012 at 05:38 PM
@Small Change writes “Whenever I hear either side 'argue' (using the term loosely) the matter, I can't help but root for the other.” No side to root for anymore; this controversy has been settled since January. The district court upheld the First Amendment. Cranston paid $150,000 and removed the School Prayer mural. It’s over.
Small Change November 18, 2012 at 06:05 PM
=No side to root for anymore; this controversy has been settled since January.= Fully agree that it has been settled. The law is what the highest court making a decision says it is. If The court feels that the Constitution does not say what the words mean, then that becomes the law. However, one can argue that a law is wrong. For many years our laws decided that slavery was legal, at least in certain states. Fortunately, some people did not believe that there was nothing further to discuss, as it 'already had been settled.'


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