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By anonimouse (Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 07:40:56 AM EST) baby, silly names (all tags)
How does this decision (ordering a baby not be named Messiah) square with the First Amendment of the US Constitution? In particular the "establishment" clause, and the "freedom of speech" clause??


Discuss.
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Obviously by jump the ladder (4.00 / 4) #1 Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 07:47:09 AM EST
He's not the Messiah, he's a naughty boy...

But anyway who gives a damn about the US Constitution these days certainly not the govt.

I'm not different. by kwsNI (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 11:55:16 AM EST
As for the Constitution, it's sorta like the Pirate's code:  "And thirdly, the code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules."

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Naming him "Messiah" is as problematic by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #2 Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 08:35:31 AM EST
as naming him Jesus (Spanish pronunciation) or Muhammed.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

'Hitler' is also problematic by lm (4.00 / 1) #4 Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 08:52:42 AM EST
But it happens.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Might as well name the kid by wiredog (4.00 / 2) #5 Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 09:17:37 AM EST
"Justifiable Patricide"

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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It will get struck down if the parents appeal by lm (4.00 / 2) #3 Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 08:50:36 AM EST
``The word Messiah is a title and it’s a title that has only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ.''

It's hard to escape the overtly religious tone of that rationale.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
The judge is dead wrong by kwsNI (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 11:57:17 AM EST
That said, the parents are idiots.  Like the kid's going to need another reason to be mocked. 

It doesn't. by atreides (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 01:48:26 PM EST
There will be appeals over this. They should probably call actor Judge Reinhold as a witness since he is a man with a title for a name...

He sails from world to world in a flying tomb, serving gods who eat hope.

or by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #9 Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 07:25:33 PM EST
Madonna
Lady Gaga.
L'il Bobby Tables.

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Bobby Tables by ReallyEvilCanine (2.00 / 0) #11 Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 01:54:13 AM EST
My on-line work photo was the animated GIF line drawing guy smashing his head into the keyboard, becoming progressively bloodier. HR stumbled across it and made me take it down despite internal popularity. My "photo" is now the Bobby Tables zinger panel: customers and cow-orkers alike love it and HR ain't got a clue.

the internet: amplifier of stupidity -- discordia

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Look here-- by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 10:37:05 PM EST
A child support magistrate is damned near the lowest form of "judge" life, so to speak. Hell, where I live, all you have to do to appeal some magistrate's bullshit is walk upstairs to a REAL superior court judge and file the paperwork. Trust me, this idiotic noise won't stand for long.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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