Wednesday, May 11, 2005

In Defense of the Judiciary - A Libertarian Voice in the Wilderness

Paul Gaston, professor emeritus of southern and civil rights history at the University of Virginia, has written a masterful piece that ran today on the official Libertarian blog . Gaston outlines the fundamental aspects of the right wing's attack on the Judiciary. Here are some excerpts, a link to the full article is provided below.
"People calling themselves Christians are gathering once again for a crusade against what they consider to be the secular humanist subversion of Christian values. This time the object of their wrath is the judiciary."
"The assault on the judiciary is especially revealing. The vicious attacks on Judge George Greer, the Florida jurist who presided over the Schiavo case, reveal the bizarre nature of right-wing Christian fantasies. A regular recipient of hate mail and threats against his life that required him to walk to court with an armed marshal, Judge Greer is a lifelong Southern Baptist, a regular in church and a conservative Republican. None of those credentials protected him from the assaults of fellow Christians, including messages saying he would go straight to Hell."
"All Americans, of whatever religious or non-religious persuasion, need to be on the alert to preserve those principles. The burden falls especially heavily on the mainstream Christians who are slowly awakening to the gravity of the challenge facing them. Too long tolerant of their brethren, too much given to forgiveness rather than to confrontation, they need to mount a spirited, nationwide response to what constitutes a dangerous distortion of Christian truths and a frightening threat to the republic they love. "

Read the full artile


Blogger PoliShifter said...

Meanwhile the Radical Right goes around screwing mules..

Unfing believable

1:33 PM  

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