Prologue

In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous declaration of the thirteen United States of America. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life (except for the unborn), liberty (except religious liberty, that is) and happiness (at everyone else’s expense).

That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, except for the Supreme Court which, well, actually makes up the laws as it goes along. Such arbitrary powers used to be called absolute despotism.

And so it is today.


Judicianity

(Dedication: To the U.S. Supreme Court)

Play This Song Now

We don’t presume to pray to God,
Except in our heads.
As far as government is concerned, why
He’s as good as dead.
You know we’ll even guarantee
Religion’s passive state.
So why are we against the law
When you legislate?

As citizens we will kill for you –
Abortion and war.
We’ll even teach that man evolved
From slime on the floor.
We’ll obey you to the end
And not the Bible anymore.
So why is there a chain and lock
On the church’s door?

Please, Mr. Government, just let us be
Completely unaware of all reality.
Religion which is separate from the government
Means we are irrelevant,
And hardly heaven sent.

Count on us to compromise
and stay tax exempt.
We regard you as divine
Without the least contempt.
If we breathe just a little too much air, well
It’s establishment.
Does freedom of religion mean
Obey government?

Please, Mr. Government, just let us be
Completely unaware of all reality.
Religion which is separate from the government
Means we are irrelevant,
It means we are irrelevant,
It means we are irrelevant,
And hardly heaven sent.

Words – K. Morgan
Music – D. Detter
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