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  • Wednesday, April 13, 2005


    Kill the Judges!

    I've read a couple of articles on this conference and I still am amazed at the homocidal rhetoric emerging from the attendees. Somehow I don't think judges, who preside over trials, are going to be very pleased if this kind of talk can be directly linked to actual violence against them in the future. From In Contempt of Courts by Max Blumenthal:

    Michael Schwartz must have thought I was just another attendee of the "Confronting the Judicial War on Faith" conference. I approached the chief of staff of Oklahoma's GOP Sen. Tom Coburn outside the conference in downtown Washington last Thursday afternoon after he spoke there. Before I could introduce myself, he turned to me and another observer with a crooked smile and exclaimed, "I'm a radical! I'm a real extremist. I don't want to impeach judges. I want to impale them!"

    For two days, on April 7 and 8, conservative activists and top GOP staffers summoned the raw rage of the Christian right following the Terri Schiavo affair, and likened judges to communists, terrorists and murderers. The remedies they suggested for what they termed "judicial tyranny" ranged from the mass impeachment of judges to their physical elimination.

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