Tuesday, April 26, 2005

The American Inquisition

I have had about all I can take of right-wing lunatics, like Bill Frist and James Dobson.

The Republican leadership is threatening to change Senate rules to stop filibusters on judicial nominations, stripping the Democrats of one of their last remaining powers in Republican-dominated Washington.

Bill Frist, the Senate majority leader, made a videotaped appearance at the Justice Sun day church meeting, advocating the rule change. He was careful not to use religious language; but other speakers at the rally were less restrained.

James Dobson, the founder of the ultra-conservative group Focus on the Family, denounced the supreme court for what he called "a campaign to limit religious liberty".

Seven out of the nine judges in the supreme court were appointed by Republican presidents, but it has angered the religious right by failing to intervene in issues such as that of Terri Schiavo.

Mr Dobson said supreme court judges were "unelected and unaccountable and arrogant and imperious, and determined to redesign the culture according to their own biases and values - and they're out of control." |Link|

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