Thursday, October 13, 2005

More on the Miers Nomination

From the “700 Club” Broadcast:

The Rev. Pat Robertson responded to criticism from the Right regarding the Miers nomination and also offered a stern warning to those conservative senators who might be thinking of voting against her.

Rev. Robertson suggested that people should look at who is supporting Miers before they doubt her conservative credentials. He named James Dobson, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, Jay Sekulow of the Robertson-founded American Center for Law and Justice, and himself as proof of support for Miers’ nomination from the Right. Robertson concluded by noting: “These so-called movement conservatives don’t have much of a following, the ones that I’m aware of. And you just marvel, these are the senators, some of them who voted to confirm the general counsel of the ACLU to the Supreme Court, and she was voted in almost unanimously.

And you say, ‘now they’re going to turn against a Christian who is a conservative picked by a conservative President and they’re going to vote against her for confirmation?’

"Not on your sweet life, if they want to stay in office.”

Where else have we seen Religious leaders threaten Political Leaders? Where else have we seen religion so entrenched in politics?

How do we respond to those who accuse the US of being in the Middle East simply because of oil? It is obviously NOT to spread democracy because this administration and other religious leaders are fighting so hard to steer our government to a ‘govern by religion’ model just like the terrorists we're fighting.

How does this not scare people that we have a religious leader so openly threaten political leaders with their positions if they do not do as they say? How many times will our political leaders bow down to their religious masters?

How can the American public support a judge so obviously entrenched with religious fundamentalists that if appointed, will no doubt set the court and the country towards theocratic rule?

The answers to all these questions are scary and this is exactly what they want. This is the way to which they gain power. This administration and fundamentalist religious leaders operates solely on fear. They tell you what to be afraid of and paint this picture of mysterious men out to get you to make you afraid of your own shadows. Then they say only by following exactly as they say (without question of course) will you be safe.

Now think about this. Which side, Good or Evil, do you think would operate this way? Who would try to gain power using fear as its core strategy?

Once again I say, we’re not fighting AGAINST the Terrorist, we’re fighting to BECOME like the terrorists.

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