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Saturday, April 16, 2005
 
Mullah Frist


Lots of folks in the blogsphere have been saying it:

The theocracy has arrived. All that remains now is to properly institutionalize it. The republican leadership has turned their sights on controlling the judiciary, just as they control everything else. It has become obvious that they intend to work in close partnership with the extreme Christian right in order to do so.

Senator Frist will participate in a broadcast on April 24 celebrating "Justice Sunday", sponsored by the Family Research Council. Here is what that FRC has to say regarding our noble experiment:
"As the liberal, anti-Christian dogma of the left has been repudiated in almost every recent election, the courts have become the last great bastion for liberalism," Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council and organizer of the telecast, wrote in a message on the group's Web site. "For years activist courts, aided by liberal interest groups like the A.C.L.U., have been quietly working under the veil of the judiciary, like thieves in the night, to rob us of our Christian heritage and our religious freedoms."
For years, anyone who used this sort of absurd, over-the-top language would have been laughed off the public stage. Now, they get our Congressional leadership to share it with them. President Bush has stated that he "favors" an "independent judiciary"; but as we have seen over and over again in matters like this, it's best to take what he says and think of the exact opposite concept in order to determine his actual position.

I don't think that the Republican party has suddenly undergone a mass conversion to extreme, Spongebob-hating, Bible-literalist fundamentalism. I think their leadership is determined to grab as much power in as many of the mechanisms of our government as possible; the purpose being to consolidate their grip on Congress, the Presidency and the Courts for at least the next generation or two.

To do this, they've made a deal with the mullahs of the Christian right, in much the same way that the Saudi Monarchy has an understanding with the extremist Wahabi Imams, whose twisted version of Islam produced Osama bin Laden. The eventual results could end up being frighteningly similar.
 
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