This is 2005 and many in the United States have forgotten why their country was formed in the first place. Didn't a bunch of folks get on a ship, brave the sea and eventually land at Plymouth Rock to escape the tyranny of the state.
The US constitution clearly points to the separation of state and religion. I know they have all those words about God in there too, but why did they so definitively include the words about a separation of state and religion.
Think about it and then ask why is unacceptable to have the "ten commandments" displayed in a court room, yet okay to nominate someone to the Supreme Court who has made many decisions in their career based on their faith?James Dobson, the most powerful evangelical leader in the North America, is threatening to put six potentially vulnerable Democratic senators "in the 'bull's-eye' " if they block conservative appointments to the Supreme Court.
James Dobson's wish is to have a court that will use his christian teachings as its guide to making decisions that affect not only christians but other faiths and non-believers. Remember the pilgrims, that is why they left in the first place.
America is on the fast track to becoming the next country with a officially declared religion. "If you are not with us, you are against us," said George Bush. I know he was talking about his illegal war with Iraq at the time, but something in my gut says he "lives" that statement.
I hope the six democrats James Dobson has declared war on, will stick to their position and not be swayed by the brutal tactics being taken by the leader of the New Crusade - whoops I meant to type Focus on the Family.
- Rick Barnes
Evangelical Leader Threatens to Use His Political Muscle Against Some Democrats
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, New York Times
COLORADO SPRINGS - James C. Dobson, the nation's most influential evangelical leader, is threatening to put six potentially vulnerable Democratic senators "in the 'bull's-eye' " if they block conservative appointments to the Supreme Court.
In a letter his aides say is being sent to more than one million of his supporters, Dr. Dobson, the child psychologist and founder of the evangelical organization Focus on the Family, promises "a battle of enormous proportions from sea to shining sea" if President Bush fails to appoint "strict constructionist" jurists or if Democrats filibuster to block conservative nominees.
Dr. Dobson recalled the conservative efforts that helped in the November defeat of Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota, the Senate minority leader who led Democrats in using the filibuster to block 10 of Mr. Bush's judicial nominees.
"Let his colleagues beware," Dr. Dobson warned, "especially those representing 'red' states. Many of them will be in the 'bull's-eye' the next time they seek re-election."
He singled out Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Mark Dayton of Minnesota, Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico and Bill Nelson of Florida. All six are up for re-election in 2006.
James Manley, a spokesman for Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the new Democratic leader, said Democrats had allowed 204 judicial appointments to move forward in Mr. Bush's first term.
"James Dobson needs to take a moment to focus on the facts," Mr. Manley said. He called Dr. Dobson a "front for the White House."
see the rest here: The New York Times