Tuesday, April 12, 2005

They Said. . .

That It Could Never Happen In America. . .
by The Old Hippie Because It Has Happened


From Congress Daily:

Christian conservatives and a core group of congressional supporters are launching a significant new push to restructure the federal judicial system to reflect a more explicitly biblical world view, in the hopes that these changes will pave the way for broader social and political changes, leaders of the movement said.

Some of the most prominent conservative leaders in the country -- including Vision America's Rick Scarborough, Coral Ridge Ministry's James Kennedy and the Free Congress Foundation's Paul Weyrich -- launched the effort Thursday in Washington.

Members of the new coalition said they would immediately focus on bringing an end to Democratic filibusters of President Bush's judicial nominees before pushing Senate Majority Leader Frist to enact sweeping changes in the judiciary.

They also warned that Frist and other politicians who have thus far been reluctant to force a confrontation with Senate Minority Leader Reid over the nominations would be held accountable if Democrats continue to block conservative judges.

Participants at this week's Judeo-Christian Council for Constitutional Restoration meeting said the group also will focus on forcing Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against any judge who does not conform with their biblically based interpretation of the Constitution, as well as permanently curb judicial authority over matters of church and state, marriage and governmental acknowledgement of a Christian deity.

"What it is time to do is impeach justices," Texas Justice Foundation President Allan Parker extolled a crowd of a hundred or so conservative lobbyists, attorneys and activists. "The standard should be any judge who believes in the 'living constitution' should be impeached."

From This Old Hippie:
[ The Theocratic Insane are coming for their payback from the opportunistic corporatists and equally corrupt neo-con zealots.  And it is the rest of us, along with the rest of the planet, that will pay the price for allowing these groups such dangerous success. ]

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From Cursor.org:

"We don't know the identity of the corpse that will follow the pope in riveting the nation's attention," writes Frank Rich, apparently coining a term, but "What we do know is that the reality show we've made of death has jumped the shark, turning from a soporific television diversion into the cultural embodiment of the apocalyptic right's growing theocratic crusade."

"An anti-judge furor may help confirm President Bush's judicial nominees, but it also has the potential to turn ugly," warns Dana Milbank, covering a conference on "Confronting the Judicial War on Faith," organized by a group calling itself the Judeo-Christian Council for Constitutional Restoration, which includes Coral Ridge Ministry's James Kennedy.

Milbank quotes a speaker who invoked Joseph Stalin's "no man, no problem" slogan as his "bottom line" for dealing with the Supreme Court, and called for the impeachment of Justice Anthony Kennedy, saying his opinion striking down an anti-sodomy statute "upholds Marxist, Leninist, satanic principles drawn from foreign law." Plus: Why "a Stalinist theocracy is not a contradiction."

From This Old Hippie:
[ They said it couldn't happen in America - A nation founded on a central core of a Separation of Church and State, because the Founders, one and all, had come to America originally to get away from the tyranny, and horror, of a church/state oppression.  The American Constitutional Democracy could never be converted to a Plutocratic Theocracy - But it has.

History has been re-invented within the minds of Americans so that the majority now actually believe the Founders were Christians, not the Deists they were.  Leaders in both chambers of our Congress are openly calling for violence against federal judges, the Executive Branch is doing absolutely nothing to stop it, and is led by an openly, proudly, smirkingly president that is one of the born-again "bring-On-The Rapture" Dominionists nuts.

It couldn't happen in America?  It has happened. ]


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