Thursday, April 07, 2005
I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection but we have seen
some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country. Certainly nothing new, but we seem to have run through a spate of courthouse violence recently that's been on the news and I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters on some occasions where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in - engage in violence.
Senator John Conryn, in a sickening justification for the violence perpetrated against judges by cold-blooded murderers. The same justification Tim McVeigh used for the violence against those in the Alfred Murrah federal building. Or Ward Churchill referring to the victims of September 11 attacks as "little Eichmanns". Well all you killers and murdereers out there, you now have a congressionally-sanctioned excuse. Show those Nazi, activist judges what you're made of. Why, with rhetoric like this from an eleted official, who needs to eliminate the right to fillibuster after all? Bill Frist should be really relieved. This is what a "culture of life" looks like folks. Pretty, isn't it?