Is the seal of the County of Los Angeles hateful? A Limerick.

Hate is on the rise. Can you spot the big__542b27ea86ac3-seal

symbol of hate in this Los Angeles

county seal?

The people who say they hate hate

hate more than the ones who just hate.

And their hate for the cross

is their pride, to their loss.

Their hate for God’s love seals their fate.

In a ruling released on April 7, Judge Christina A. Snyder of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California stated that a representation of the historic San Gabriel Mission topped by a tiny cross that was included in the Los Angeles County seal violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, asserting that a “reasonable, objective observer” would see a sectarian purpose in having the cross on the seal, regardless of the official explanation.

The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

The way I read the constitution it is even more wrong to deny or change history. It was the Mission that founded Los Angeles. And if the Mission is offensive and unconstitutional, what about the name Los Angeles (angels)?


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Retired engineer, graduated from Chalmers Technical University a long time ago with a degree in Technical Physics. Career in Aerospace, Analytical Chemistry, computer chip manufacturing and finally adjunct faculty at Pennsylvania State University, taught just one course in Computer Engineering, the Capstone Course.

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