Seven of the Supreme Court’s nine justices voted to protect a 40-foot tall, World War I memorial cross on public land in Maryland from being torn down.
Justice Samuel Alito wrote in a majority opinion from himself and four others that “when time’s passage imbues a religiously expressive monument, symbol or practice with this kind of familiarity and historical significance, removing it may no longer appear neutral.”
The two traditionalist Justices, (this means they do not alter the interpretation of the Constitution to fit their ideological goals) Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch, said they would have thrown the case out altogether. They claimed that people upset by religious displays should not be able to sue over them.
Justice was upheld in this case, but it is important to recognize the far lefts blatant disgust of the Christian religion. I believe that their disgust is rooted in hatred of true freedom and the Judeo-Christian values this country is built upon. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the hero of the left, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who believes the role of the Supreme Court is to legislate change in our society, dissented from the ruling, claiming the “principal symbol of Christianity around the world should not loom over public thoroughfares.”