Jack Balkin explains the latest, um, counter-intuitive syllogism of the theocratic right. Or we can go straight to a source of this sort of insanity, Family Research Council chief Tony Perkins:
The court has become increasingly hostile to Christianity, and it poses a greater threat to representative government -- more than anything, more than budget deficits, more than terrorist groups.and/or everybody's favorite lunatic, Pat Robertson:
"I think we have controlled Al Qaeda," the 700 Club host said, but warned of "erosion at home" and said judges were creating a "tyranny of oligarchy."
Confronted by Stephanopoulos on his claims that an out-of-control liberal judiciary is the worst threat America has faced in 400 years - worse than Nazi Germany, Japan and the Civil War - Robertson didn't back down.
"Yes, I really believe that," he said. "I think they are destroying the fabric that holds our nation together.
As Obsidian Wings shouldn't have to point out:
Just to state the obvious: we haven't controlled al Qaeda; judges are not more of a threat than al Qaeda is, and they are certainly not the greatest threat we have faced in our history.
Get. a. grip.