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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Robertson: Judges worse than Al Qaeda

New York Daily News:

Federal judges are a more serious threat to America than Al Qaeda and the Sept. 11 terrorists, the Rev. Pat Robertson claimed yesterday. 'Over 100 years, I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that's held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings,' Robertson said on ABC's 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos.' 'I think we have controlled Al Qaeda,' the 700 Club host said, but warned of 'erosion at home' and said judges were creating a 'tyranny of oligarchy.' Confronted by Stephanopoulos on his claims that an out-of-control liberal judiciary is the worst threat America has faced in 400 years - worse than Nazi Germany, Japan and the Civil War - Robertson didn't back down. "Yes, I really believe that," he said. "I think they are destroying the fabric that holds our nation together."
Let me say publicly that Pat Robertson is an idiot and he is way wrong here. The culture wars are interesting, and fairly important, but they are not, whatever the outcome, a threat to America or democracy. The very fact that we argue so much about these relatively trivial matters (and yes, in the grand scheme of things abortion, gay marriage, and smut on tv are unimportant) shows how strong and successful we are. Robertson's overheated rhetoric is far more dangerous than our 'out-of-control' liberal judiciary.


Blogger honestpartisan said...

As you might remember, Pat Robertson blamed gays and abortion proponents for the 9/11 attacks. So it could be a vicious cycle: liberal activist judiciary advances gay rights . . . God retaliates with terrorism . . .

5/03/2005 02:24:00 PM  
Blogger Dave Justus said...

Yes, this certainly isn't the first time Robertson has prooved he is an idiot.

5/03/2005 02:49:00 PM  

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