Proof that there are stupid Jews
I saw a
Wouldn't their organization — and the nation — be better served if they went to synagogues to secure them from attacks such as the one in
The Jewish War Veterans website states,
"The cross on
clearly communicates an inappropriate message of favoritism and endorsement of the majority faith" Mt. Soledad
Oh, really? The people of a nation reaffirming a majority faith (in wartime, no less) is such a bad thing? Have you ever seen the cross pattern of the English or Swedish flag. Have you ever seen the Star/Shield of David on the Israeli flag?
Today, August 25th, the Salt Lake Tribune reports that someone has recently filed for a permit to have a "Death to Israel" protest on the street near City Hall when President Bush visits Salt Lake next week. I would suggest that the interests of the Jewish War Veterans be better served by directing their energies and resources to dealing with that protest.
And, frankly, the attitude of the Jewish War Veterans shows a total lack of gratitude for the acceptance of Jews in this 80%+ Christian nation. I say this as a fellow Jew who came to the
I would further like to direct the attention of the Jewish War Veterans to the website of the Touro Synagogue Foundation in
To use the same faulty logic of the National Jewish War Veterans, then the Touro Synagogue should take down its Star of David fixtures — or lose its designation as a National Historic Site. And there are many people at the ACLU who would agree with that logic.
I would suggest that the Jewish War Veterans look for a role model in Admiral Uriah Levy. Last year I visited Thomas Jefferson's home,
Admiral Levy also had time for a causes, but a lot more worthy one than trying to remove a cross from a hilltop monument. It was he who got the US Navy to end the practice of flogging.
I was going to write something erudite involving the famous quote from Martin Niemler about "First they came for the Jews" or something about political correctness run amok. But frankly, I prefer a more plain spoken conclusion. The Jewish War Veterans, in joining this lawsuit, are as dumb as a box of rocks. In the immortal words of comedienne Joan Rivers, "Oh, grow up."
Jack Kemp (not the politician) 8 25 06