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April 12, 2005
Jeff Brokaw at Notes and Musings takes issue with my post below on Dr. James Dobson. I'll deal with his response in length later this afternoon, but for now let me address one question he poses:
Besides, with all the ridiculous, overheated rhetoric about the “Christian right” running the country and embarking on a fevered rush to take away our freedoms to surf for pr0n 24x7, aren’t Christians allowed to make some over the top statements once in a while, without being pilloried?
Around the coffeetable? Maybe. In public? Nope. No one's perfect, but we've got to be above this sort of thing. Wise as a serpent, gentle as a dove.
Posted by Matt at April 12, 2005 11:33 AM
I'm easily to the right of Dr. Dobson in this matter. In my view, the Constitution of the United States was, in essence, abolished sometime between 1930 and 1970 (you can pick the year). In the opening centuries of the Roman empire, the left pretended that the republic still existed while the right called for its return. Neither side was serious. They simply needed the pretense that the republic was still in existence in order to get on with life. We are in the same situation, though not many recognize it as yet.
If anything, Dr. Dobson's comments are too mild. The Klu Klux Klan never got within a country mile of destroying the American polity. That was the historical achievement of the American Left.
Posted by: Jeff at April 12, 2005 02:50 PM