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12/21/2004

Senate Judiciary Committee Goes Radical

Even though "middle of the road" Arlen Specter is the head of the new Senate judiciary committee, there are two new member of the committee who have, shall we say, more extreme views.

First Crazy Tom Coburn from Oklahoma. You remember him don't you? "I favor the
death penalty for abortionists and other people who take life." I wonder if he will have a litmus test for Supreme Court nominees. Meanwhile the NRA can rest well at night with Crazy Tom on the Judiciary, "After the 1999 Columbine massacre, Senator Coburn said he saw nothing wrong with a person owning a BAZOOKA AND USING THEM "IN A LIMITED WAY"

As if that isn't scary enough, Sam Brownback was also named to the Judiciary Committee. Where to start with Sam? How about here? Brownback was co-sponsor of a bill in the Senate (
Senate bill 2082 to be exact) that was "designed to allow federal, state, and local government officials to overrule all other laws by appealing to the "higher source" of all law ("God") and to forbid the Supreme Court from doing anything about it." Brownback also has this theory that same sex couples have caused "child poverty, child abuse, and child developmental problems" those are his own words. At least gays will have someone in there fighting for them on the Judiciary.

I shudder to think about the nominees that could actually get through this group.

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