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May 30, 2005


This article resonates with my thinking about the rhetoric that followed the Terri Schiavo case. Am I crazy, or did the conservative attacks on judges have parallels to the rhetoric of the radical left?

Many who opposed the Schiavo verdict claimed judges are the priests of a secular ideology that invades all of society. This unnatural ideology brainwashes americans into homosexuality, abortion, pornography, divorce, murder, atheism, etc.

They argued that the Schiavo case reveals the truth about secularism, that it's fundamentally a kind of violence: it's a force that wants to kill the weak and the helpless (the unborn, the sick, the elderly).

Now, take this argument, swap secularism with capitalism, judges with the police, the unborn with the poor, and it sounds like anarchism 101.

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