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The characters in my strip, set in Africa's Western Rift Valley, are: the Foolish Pride of lions (Leon, the haughty and lethargic King of Beasts; his queen, Leona; and their cub Lionel, an unpromising heir to the throne); Secretary Bird, a liason between the Royal Court and the rest of the animals; cerebral, man-imitating Ape, a reader of the Substandard; peevish Rhinoceros; harmless but senseless Ostrich; Crocodile, resident of the much-frequented Watering Hole, and his dentist, Crocodile Bird; Honey Badger (alias Ratel), the "Meanest Animal in the World", and his one associate, Honeyguide; Mumbo the elephant, a descendant of Jumbo and a butt of jokes about his weight and the size of his ears and nose; Duncan the dung beetle; ill-favored and unwashed Warthog; the craven, henpecked male and shrewish female hyaenas, both of them foul-smelling and perpetually at war vs. the lions; the mistaken-identity-plagued zebras; slow and superannuated Tortoise; Oxpecker, a companion of large herbivores; Hugh the chamaeleon; and walled-up Mrs. Hornbill.

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20 March 2011

Uncommon Commentary #163

The US Supreme Court recently ruled 8-1 that the US Constitution gives Westboro Baptist Church members the right to protest at funerals of servicemen (as they evidently did also at the collective funeral for victims of the shooting by Jared Loughner), carrying signs that bear messages like "God hates you" and "Thank God for dead soldiers."  The decision is legally correct (because the Court's rĂ´le in this case was not to say whether the behavior of these false prophets is good or evil but merely whether it is protected by the Constitution) but morally wrong, which ought to teach us the lesson that the Constitution has considerable limitations.  The law of the land must never supersede that of God.