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FOXNews.com - The Big Story w/ John Gibson - My Word - Desperate Times, Desperate Measures?:
"But for me the big one is the judicial tendency to say, as long as the law and the process has been followed correctly and justly, doesn't matter if she lives or dies.
Where does all this talk about "activist judges" take us? Well, right where you think it takes us. If judges are standing in the way of the cultural revolution, then they must go. The new culture warriors have convinced themselves that we have gone too far, that the "true spirit" of this country has been subverted in the last few decades of change, and that drastic measures need to be taken.
"The elites, have turned against themselves and have tried to destroy the very society from which they drew their nurture. The academic elites, the money elites and the government elites, turned on their own society. And into that void steps an organization called the Christian Coalition." - Pat Robertson
That was Robertson in 1992. Throughout the eighties and nineties, Robertson, Falwell, Reed and others politicized Christians and worked to take over the local Republican party politics, an idea spawned from a successful caucus victory over Vice President George H.W. Bush in 1988.
"We are talking about Christianizing America. We are talking about simply spreading the gospel in a political context." - Paul Weyrich, Founder of the Heritage Foundation
Weyrich also started ALEC, The American Legislative Exchange Council, a group who writes bills with the help of corporate interests. The pre-written bills would then be presented to the states for passage.
With more than 2,400 state lawmakers as members -- roughly one third of the nation's total -- ALEC is a year-round clearinghouse for business-friendly legislation. Its nine task forces, each composed of legislators and representatives from private industry, sit down together to draft model bills on issues ranging from agriculture to school vouchers, which are then introduced in state legislatures across the country.
So... what you get is a large group of motivated voters pushing for a Christian theocracy funded by big corporate interests pushing for deregulation and special favors from Washington.
That, in a nutshell, is the Republican party as it exists today.
Still, I'm not convinced that the Republican leaders really care about the "spiritual revolution". They're just your typical powermongers, only really concerned about consolidating political power. They're opportunists, people who gravitate towards the path of least resistance. If it means you have to litter your speeches with Biblical references and pander to polluters so be it.
With control of the White House, the Congress and the Senate, the only thing that really stands in their way is the judiciary, a weakened Democratic party and us.
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