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Die, Supreme Court, Die!

Posted by Rick · August 6th, 2003 · 1 Comment

Pat Robertson isn’t really sure he wants any of the Supremes to die. But if people think his calls for prayers that G-d will remove them is a little, well, shall we say “inappropriate,” then so be it (he says).

It’s about time they moved on. After all, they’ve done their bit (he says) to pervert America.

In his picking and choosing of pieces of history to prove his point, he overlooks quite a bit. For example, he says:

Consider what the Supreme Court has done since the early 1960’s: prayer and the Bible removed from public schools and the Ten Commandments banned from schools and public places. Relying on what was called a penumbra to the 14th Amendment granting a right of privacy not found in the Constitution, the Court declared abortion a constitutional right while ignoring the constitutional rights of the more than 43-million unborn children who have been slaughtered. And now, utilizing the same right of privacy that enshrined abortion, the Supreme Court has proclaimed same-sex sodomy a “constitutional right.”

But he fails to note that they also did away with government-enforced racial segregation in our schools, discrimination against women and minorities (and not just gays, as you’d think from listening to Robertson), worked to limit the excesses of surveillance of people (like ministers) who disagreed with the administration on various issues including war (some things never change for us…U.S.) and eliminated other abuses.

The reality of Robertson’s dissatisfaction with liberal Supreme Court Justices like Scalia, Thomas, Rehnquist, O’Connor and Kennedy is that they don’t always give adhere to the specific brand of Christian law that he promotes.

“When I said during my presidential bid that I would only bring Christians and Jews into the government, I hit a firestorm. `What do you mean?’ the media challenged me. `You’re not going to bring atheists into the government? How dare you maintain that those who believe in the Judeo Christian values are better qualified to govern America than Hindus and Muslims?’ My simple answer is, `Yes, they are.'” —Pat Robertson, The New World Order,” p. 218.

But Pat’s tickled pink (oops…maybe that’s too reminescent of the ’50s?) over the current President. He can’t wait for him to get the chance to fill several vacancies in the Supreme Court. And why not?

After all, President George Bush (Jr.) signed an order that non-citizens may be stripped of constitutional protections.

And just who could these non-citizens be? Terrorists? People born outside the United States?

“I don’t know that atheists should be considered citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.”– George Bush (Sr.)

But if the current administration gets what it wants, it will have broad powers to strip Americans of their citizenship for doing things which the administration doesn’t like. Think I’m a flaming liberal and so you don’t have to believe me on this? Read the CNN story, then. Or look at Section 501 of the so-called PATRIOT II which would cover even activities that were perfectly legal.

The fact of the matter is that America is full-tilt into the most dangerous era of our history since the Revolutionary War, which could well determine whether or not our country continues to exist as the land of the free, the home of the truly brave. (Even the Civil War was not as much of a threat, because if the southern states had won, the north would presumably still have kept the original U.S. Constitution.)

Once we become so fearful of the ability of the rule of law which has sustained us for over 200 years to continue to protect us and move to curtail the civil liberties covered by the Bill of Rights, there is no more freedom.

And remember, those who hope for the elimination of a few Supreme Court Justices are the same ilk who wanted to kill the Dixie Chicks for expressing their opinion, or, as Ann Coulter says, kill all the liberals, where liberal clearly means anyone who disagrees with her brand of conservativism.

Click here if you can stomach a few more quotes from Pat Robertson.

Click here for other interesting quotes from our President.

For more on the rumored PATRIOT II, click here and here and here.

Incidentally, while researching for the above article, I happened to run across this interesting tidbit. (Note: It’s (I hope!) a parody site, but it does make one wonder…)

Categories: Law and Legal Issues


1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Harryl // Aug 6, 2003 at 4:12 pm

    The landover baptist site is indeed a spoof site. It has been going since 1996 and has some wonderful articles in their archives.

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