Saturday, April 09, 2005

Right wingers: Murder Judges?

They have begun to invoke Stalin as the man who had the solution for what to do with a judge you don't like. Specifically when Stalin said "No man, no problem."

Is this advocating the murder of judges whom they disagree with? It certainly could be interpreted that way. In fact, that the most obvious way to interpret it.

From Dana Milbank and the Washington Post:

Phyllis Schlafly, doyenne of American conservatism, said Kennedy's opinion forbidding capital punishment for juveniles "is a good ground of impeachment." To cheers and applause from those gathered at a downtown Marriott for a conference on "Confronting the Judicial War on Faith," Schlafly said that Kennedy had not met the "good behavior" requirement for office and that "Congress ought to talk about impeachment."

Not to be outdone, lawyer-author Edwin Vieira told the gathering that Kennedy should be impeached because his philosophy, evidenced in his opinion striking down an anti-sodomy statute, "upholds Marxist, Leninist, satanic principles drawn from foreign law."

Ominously, Vieira continued by saying his "bottom line" for dealing with the Supreme Court comes from Joseph Stalin. "He had a slogan, and it worked very well for him, whenever he ran into difficulty: 'no man, no problem,' " Vieira said.

The full Stalin quote, for those who don't recognize it, is "Death solves all problems: no man, no problem." Presumably, Vieira had in mind something less extreme than Stalin did and was not actually advocating violence.

Why are you presuming that he had something less extreme in mind, Dana?

This people appear to have fallen over and are openly embracing clear fascism.

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