Monday, April 18, 2005

The Family Research Council insists that using the filibuster to derail radical right judicial nominations is an attack on "people of faith". Not at all. These are not nominations that most people of faith in this country would approve of. Rather these are judges approved by such radical clerics as Jerry Falwell and others like him irrational enough to think that the Tinky Winky teletubby is gay because it's purple and that Bert and Ernie are lovers. It would be irresponsible to let the theocons take over the branch of government that is meant to be independent of voters' passions.
Blocking these nominations is not an attack on all people of faith any more than pulling out an obnoxious weed from your flower bed is an affront against the environment. By weeding out the bad guys, who would use the constitution to suit their limited views, the Democrats are protecting the checks and balances in our government so that people of every faith can have freedom in our country. Radical right Christians, no matter how sincere they consider themselves, are ignoring a basic tenet on which this country was founded. They're acting as if anybody who tries to stop them from taking over the entire government is in league with the devil to keep Christians from running their own country. Do Americans want a theocracy such as the one in Iran, here?

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