by Stephen Foster
“I think many lawyers will find this a very frightening idea. They’ve had this run for 60 years of pretending that judges are supreme. That they can’t be challenged, [that] the lawyer class defines America. We’ve had rulings that outlawed school prayer, we’ve had rulings that outlawed the cross, we’ve had rulings that outlawed the Ten Commandments, we’ve had a steady secular drive to radicalize this country away from all of its core beliefs.
“I mean, what got me into this was the Ninth Circuit saying that ‘…one nation under God’ is unconstitutional. We live in a country where Judge Biery can literally say, ‘I will put you in jail for saying the word the word ‘benediction.’ There’s something profoundly wrong with a judicial system that has moved to that kind of extreme behavior.”
Bob Schieffer: But I would add here that an appeals court overturned that judge…
“Right, but that means the local school…”
Bob Schieffer: And the system worked.
“No, the local school board, under the current, ended up paying large legal fees…
“Let me give you an example of how much this elitism permeates the system. The House franking commission says members of the House cannot say ‘Merry Christmas’ in official correspondence. Well this is absurd; but it’s part of the same elite anti-religious belief structure which leads the courts to define that you’re supposed to take down the Mt. Soledad cross in San Diego, even though it’s a historic cross.
“Uh, I’m just suggesting to you, I got into this originally because of two things: the steady encroachment of secularism through the courts, to redefine America as a non-religious country, and the encroachment of the courts on the President’s commander-in-chief powers, which is enormously dangerous.”
—Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, CBS Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer, December 18, 2011
Now, we know the context from which this blogger views things; so we will presumably have time and opportunity to further discuss that perspective.
Nevertheless, in case you missed it, or believe that the above quotation begs for context, watch ‘Part One’ of this brief interview.