Sep 132017

This article is bogus.  Daily Kos is usually an impeccable source, but not this time.  The author depended on a report from Alliance for Justice, which I have now read.  It contains only unattributed claims.  Barrett clerked for and sings the praises of Antonin “Sizzling” Scalia, so she should not be confirmed, but if she made the statements below, I can’t find evidence. I apologize to you all  for posting fake news.  When I’m wrong, I say so.

Here is the ninety-fourth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Republican 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Amy Coney Barrett. She is so honored for saying that the US Constitution must be ignored to mandate the antichristian dogma demanded, but never obeyed, by Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christians.

0913BarrettAnyone serving in the U.S. Government has to abide by the U.S. Constitution as the supreme law of the land, but that is not the ardent belief of Trump’s nominee to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

The idea that the Constitution is secondary to a judge’s religious belief has been a growing threat for a decade or so, but now that threat is becoming reality as America lurches toward an evangelical theocracy. For far too long politicians have looked the other way as theocracy-minded evangelicals have infected the government hoping to spread their bastardized version of Christianity like a virulent plague.

At least now some members of the Senate realize the danger of a religious fanatic serving as an appeals court judge, but it is likely far too late to stop a serious threat to the rule of law by a Trump nominee who said judges have a duty to put their faith above the Constitution.

Amy Coney Barrett is a practicing conservative Catholic, and is an extraordinarily enthusiastic opponent of a woman’s right to choose. She has written extensively on the Catholic Church’s need to dismantle an American long-standing legal medical procedure adjudicated as constitutional in Roe v. Wade.

Barrett also does not subscribe to the idea of adhering to long-established legal precedents if they conflict with her religious belief that laws, or High Court rulings “were gross mistakes” because they are not founded on her Christian religion

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Barrett claims, falsely, to be a Christian.  A Catholic, she opposes Pope Francis, like her more liberal judicial example, Sizzling Antonin Scalia.  She is a Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christian, and that makes her an antichristian.  But none of these things disqualify her for a seat on the 5th Circuit.  What does is her belief in Theocracy, because she is directly and openly opposed to the establishment clause in the First Amendment to our Constitution.  That is also what qualifies her for a parade.



  17 Responses to “Republicans on Parade – 9/13/2017”

  1. I have not fully researched this, but I do think more research is needed.  I am not familiar with the diarist who wrote this Daily Kos blog, but he or she does know how to spell “supersede,” so I presume literacy at least.

  2. Just saw that this article has been debunked.Thanks, Joanne for your comment, & TC’s.

  3. Nominee Amy Coney Barrett America once argued in a law review article that in some cases, such as in death penalty cases, “a judge might have to recuse herself because of a conflict between her religious beliefs and her responsibilities as a judge.” That sounds above board: any time Ms. Barrett feels that her personal opinion, i.e. her religious beliefs, stand in the way of sound legal judgment, she will recuse herself from that case. It however begs the question how often Ms. Barrett’s religious conscience gets in the way of normal, independent and unbiased functioning as a judge and also if Ms. Barrett is always able to objectively decide whether her judgment is hampered by religious dogma or not.

    The very fact that she brings her religious beliefs to the table as an essential part of her role as a judge and may let her belief system take precedence above the constitution should be enough to disqualify her as a judge for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. However, when Democrat Diane Feinstein questioned Ms. Barrett on the way her religious beliefs might interfere with her abilities to be an objective and impartial judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, where following the Constitution and its laws is of the greatest importance, Ms. Feinstein was attacked for her line of questioning. Republicans demanded an apology for asking questions that were pertinent to Ms. Barretts functioning as a judge. That made it very clear that Republicans want judges on all levels of the judiciary who favor their own religious dogmatic reasoning above that of the Constitution.

    With Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, America will be another step closer to becoming a theocracy, notably a Supply-side Pseudo-Christian theocracy.

  4. Guns, bible, tinfoil hats – yep, that’s Republicans for ya!

  5. John Adams: “The government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.” (Treaty of Tripoli, 1797)
    Thomas Jefferson: “Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law.” (Letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814)
    James Madison: “The civil government … functions with complete success … by the total separation of the Church from the State.” (Writings, 8:432, 1819)George Washington: “If I could conceive that the general government might ever be so administered as to render the liberty of conscience insecure, I beg you will be persuaded, that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.” (Letter to the United Baptist Chamber of Virginia, May 1789)
     Oh, you can thank Ronald Reagan for helping put getting back to our “spiritual roots,” if I recall it correctly, aka-bringing the Evangelicals to the table- into the political arena!

  6. Simply said that if Nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s places her religious beliefs above the constitution, then it stands that she should NOT be placed as a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Barrett took an oath to uphold the Constitution, not her religious beliefs. Barrett should not be confirmed and she should recuse herself from becoming a judge in said position above.


  7. This article is bogus.  Daily Kos is usually an impeccable source, but not this time.  The author depended on a report from Alliance for Justice, which I have now read.  It contains only unattributed claims.  Barrett clerked for and sings the praises of Antonin “Sizzling” Scalia, so she should not be confirmed, but if she made the statements below, I can’t find evidence. I apologize to you all  for posting fake news.  When I’m wrong, I say so.

    Thanks JD! 01

    • YVW.  I knew you’d want to correct.  Daily Kos feels the same way.  Too bad it took as long as it did.  And, as we all agree, she still should not be confirmed.

      • In the many years I have been blogging, I have never received fake news in the articles I receive in email from the site.  Eating crow on those occasions that I publish a bogus article is something a always do, but REALLY HATE doing.  I am pissed that I can no longer trust Kos as a single source. 04

        • In a way, though, it speaks highly of Kos that you were able to use it so confidently for so long.  I don’t know how many people are members, but it’s a huge number, and any one of them who doesn’t happen to be blocked can post a story.  This one was by someone who, since 2010, has only posted 30 stories and 35 comments – and a lot of people bit on it.  Confirmation bias, I’m sure.  What articles go into the newsletter is based mostly on how many recommendations they get, and this still has over 300, although there’s a request from True Blue Majority, as high as it could be placed, for anyone who recommended it to please un-recommend.  I’d still trust authors I know well.  Even Rachel has had to eat crow – it’s a sign of integrity and all reasoning people accept it as such.

          • I agree, but I will still double check from now on, and that removes Kos from the very short list of sites to which I can go when I need an item and don’t have time to check it. 01

            • Who are the people, organizations, sites on your very short list?


              • The staff here, Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, Keith Olbermann, Paul Krugman, Robert Reich, John Pavlovitz and Think Progress, off the top of my head.  I trust them, although I don’t always agree. 03

  8. Thanks all.  Hugs.  Sorry!! 30

  9. I will bet that there are some heated words at Daily Kos about this incident. After all, this does affect their reputation.

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