Thursday, April 21, 2005

Violating the Frist Amendment

Won't matter that DeLay will soon be out as long as we still have barbaric, anti-moral, anti-value, divisionist, wedge-ist, hate mongers like Frist in power:

From my friend Boni:

"Senator Bill Frist is planning on addressing a huge group of Christians on
4/24 to lobby for killing the philibuster and according to CNN, he's
planning on telling them that Democrats are against people of faith.

I find this frankly outrageous and polarizing and an out-and-out lie.
I called his office in Tennessee to tell him so. And I said it as a person
of faith and told them that, too. If you are as outraged as I am, please
call today and tell him so.

Tennessee office 615-352-9411
Washington 202-224-3344



Blogger That Dude said...

Dude, check your resources. The issue is that "professional" democrats seem to have issue with people of faith as judges, see Pryor. Whoever this Jon bon Boni character is he is exaggerating.

1:16 PM, April 21, 2005  
Anonymous Balloon Pirate said...

Dude, Dude,'re such an easy target.

The filibuster is not to block the judiciary from people of faith. I really don't think that the faith of the judges has ever been in question, nor, legally should it be. But let me take you up on the argument.

Whose faith should they be? Yours? Mine? Phil's? I know that Phil and I come from very different religous backgrounds. And if you wouldn't mind, tell me what denomination you practice your faith in, so in the off chance yours and mine are the same, I can convert to something else.

What about a judge who's a devout Buhddist? She has faith. Would she be acceptible? Dude, what about a devout Muslim? Would his faith be OK is Frist's world?

It's discriminatory to consider these questions when hiring somone who makes the fries at McDonalds. Yet you seem to think this is a neccessary issue in selecting JUDGES???

What people like you and Frist actually mean when you say 'people of faith,' is actually 'people whose beliefs coincide with mine."

And sometimes even that's not enough.

By all accounts, Judge Greer is a devout Southern Baptist, a deacon in his church, very active in his religious community.

Just a guess, Dude, but I think he knows his Leviticus from his Deutoronomy a little bit better than you.

He's also a conservative, appointed by a conservative Governor in a conservative state.

If there was ever a poster boy for rock-ribbed, flag-thumping, bible-waving conservative values, it would be him.

Yet here he is, walking around with armed guards at his shoulders because of death threats. Not from some radical Trotskyite Socialist, or from some Muslim Jihad, but from others who also declare themselves 'people of faith,' because, when he is in his robes, he actually acts like a judge and ajudicates according to the rules of the constitution, which is what he is supposed to do.

I could go on til my fingers bleed on this, but I don't have time, so let's cut to the chase:

1) The reason these judges are being filibustered in Senat is NOT because they are 'people of faith.' There have been a number of devoutly Christian, conservative judges nominated by dubya that have been appointed. It's because, in the view of many in the Senate, these particular nominees are not qualified for the job because they regularly rule in favor of the corporations and organizations that helped bankroll them to their current postions.

2) The reason Frist and his pals want these judges in is that they want judges who will regularly rule in favor of the corporations and organizations that helped bankroll them to their current positions.

Frist is playing on the name of God to further his politcal gains. How do you think the Lord would feel about that?


8:10 PM, April 21, 2005  
Blogger Tommyblaze said...

Here's my prediction: If Frist actually says this (or anything like it) it will be the end of his career. Pope John Paul warned holy men to stay out of politics and I think the reverse should also be true.

10:16 PM, April 21, 2005  
Blogger Philip Morton said...

Brilliant post, buddy, dead on. You too pirate.

11:47 PM, April 21, 2005  

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