Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Crazy Talk

As if we needed further clarification that Janice Rogers Brown should be prevented from having anything to do with the DC Court of appeals, there's this story from the LA Times regarding a speech Brown gave on Sunday to a group of Catholic lawyers, judges and paralegals:
"There seems to have been no time since the Civil War that this country was so bitterly divided. It's not a shooting war, but it is a war," she said, according to a report published Monday in the Stamford Advocate.

"These are perilous times for people of faith," she said, "not in the sense that we are going to lose our lives, but in the sense that it will cost you something if you are a person of faith who stands up for what you believe in and say those things out loud."

. . . The [Samford, CT] Advocate quoted Brown as lamenting that America had moved away from the religious traditions on which it was founded.

"When we move away from that, we change our whole conception of the most significant idea that America has to offer, which is this idea of human freedom and this notion of liberty," she said.

She added that atheism "handed human destiny over to the great god, autonomy, and this is quite a different idea of freedom…. Freedom then becomes willfulness."
If the Democrats compromise on this nominee, they'll be handing "human destiny" over to the willfulness of the loons who brought us Justice Sunday.