Follow this one carefully.
In 1934, a group of veterans erect a Christian cross on a remote rock outcropping in the Mojave Desert named Sunrise Rock.
Decades pass, and Sunrise Rock is incorporated into what subsequently becomes the Mojave National Preserve, i.e. public land.
More time passes, and a retired National Park Service employee named Frank Buono decides to sue to have the Christian symbol removed from public land.
The case becomes politically contentious, as cases involving veterans and Christians often do, so to keep the peace, Congressman Jerry Lewis -- and this not the one who is regarded as a genius in France -- arranges for Congress to transfer the ground where the cross stands to private ownership.
The courts reject this solution and order that the cross be removed.
The United States Supreme Court has now overturned the lower court's invalidation of the sale and order of removal, using language that is extremely helpful to Buddhists.
Why is that, you ask?
Because of the Lost Stupa of Albuquerque, I answer.
The National Park Service also snatched up a Tibetan Buddhist stupa, and I tend to think we want it back. We'll take the stupa and the ground under the stupa for $1.00, please, and thank you very much.
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled, let the veterans have their cross, let the Buddhists have their stupa, and please... somebody... go slap a muzzle on Smokey the Bear.