Quoting Right-Wing Intimidation
\Ter"ror*ism\, n. [Cf. F. terrorisme.] The act of terrorizing, or state of being terrorized; a mode of government by terror or intimidation. --Jefferson.
"No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God." - George H.W Bush
We're fighting against humanism, we're fighting against liberalism ... we are fighting against all the systems of Satan that are destroying our nation today ... our battle is with Satan himself. -- Rev. Jerry Falwell
"Let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good.... If a Christian voted for Clinton, he sinned against God. It's that simple.... Our goal is a Christian Nation... we have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want Pluralism. We want theocracy. Theocracy means God rules. I've got a hot flash. God rules." -- Randall Terry, leader "Operation Rescue"
"Any violence which does not spring from a spiritual base, will be wavering and uncertain. It lacks the stability which can only rest in a fanatical outlook." --Adolf Hitler from Mein Kampf
"There is no such thing as separation of church and state in the Constitution. It is a lie of the Left and we are not going to take it anymore." --Pat Robertson, November 1993 during an address to the American Center for Law and Justice
This is our government. They (the secular humanists) stole it. And we're coming to take it back. --Oliver North
The mistaken tendency to believe that a democratic government, being nothing more than the composite will of its individual citizens, has no more moral power or authority than they do as individuals has adverse effects in other areas as well. It fosters civil disobedience, for example, which proceeds on the assumption that what the individual citizen considers an unjust law—even if it does not compel him to act unjustly—need not be obeyed. St. Paul would not agree. “Ye must needs be subject,” he said, “not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.” For conscience sake. The reaction of people of faith to this tendency of democracy to obscure the divine authority behind government should not be resignation to it, but the resolution to combat it as effectively as possible.-- Antonin Scalia
When I, or people like me, are running the country, you'd better flee, because we will find you, we will try you, and we will execute you. I mean every word of it. I will make it part of my mission to see to it that they are tried and executed... If we're going to have true reformation in America, it is because men once again, if I may use a worn out expression, have righteous testoserone flowing through their veins. They are not afraid of contempt for their contemporaries. They are not even here to get along. They are here to take over... Somebody like Susan Smith should be dead. She should be dead now. Some people will go, "Well how do you know God doesn't have a wonderful plan for her life?" He does, it's listed in the Bible. His plan for her is that she should be dead."-- Randall Terry
"The "wall of separation between church and state" is a metaphor based on bad history, a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned." --William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
"My feelings as a Christian point me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter...As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice...For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people." - Adolf Hitler, 1922
The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.-- Jerry Falwell
"Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus." - John Ashcroft
"It is interesting, that termites don't build things, and the great builders of our nation almost to a man have been Christians, because Christians have the desire to build something. He is motivated by love of man and God, so he builds. The people who have come into (our) institutions (today) are primarily termites. They are into destroying institutions that have been built by Christians, whether it is universities, governments, our own traditions, that we have.... The termites are in charge now, and that is not the way it ought to be, and the time has arrived for a godly fumigation."--Pat Robertson, New York Magazine, August 18, 1986
"Intolerance is a beautiful thing...There are people that are politically correct that want to say the cardinal sin of the hour is intolerance and I think that is a bunch of junk." Randall Terry
The Jews are returning to their land of unbelief. They are spiritually blind and desperately in need of their Messiah and Savior. -- Jerry Falwell
"If Christian people work together, they can succeed during this decade in winning back control of the institutions that have been taken from them over the past 70 years. Expect confrontations that will be not only unpleasant but at times physically bloody ... This decade will not be for the faint of heart, but the resolute. Institutions will be plunged into wrenching change. We will be living through one of the most tumultuous periods of human history. When it is over, I am convinced God's people will emerge victorious. But no victory ever comes without a battle." ("Pat Robertson's Perspectives," Oct/Nov 1992)
Terrorism: Oxford English Dictionary definition: a policy intended to strike with terror those against whom it is adopted; the employment of methods of intimidation.
"These terrorists are freedom haters, they hate freedom and will do anything to stop freedom." -George W. Bush
Take the quiz, decide which religious extremist made which quote, Bin Laden, Falwell or Robertson...
Write me and tell me how you did.
The Janklow case case continues.
It seems that defense experts say that Mr Janklow had the symptoms of low blood sugar consistent with hypoglycemia. I find it interesting when what the "experts" say flies in the face of credible witnesses (EMT Mark Bonrud and State Trooper Jeff Lanning, Janklow's answer to the EMT's questions as well as Janklow caught on State Police video)
One report does have Janklow slurring his words toward the end of the tape. Which sounds odd if he partook of the candy and Coke he was given at the scene.
One witness at the scene saw him drink a Gatorade.
The collection of defense witnesses have him not eating for 20 hours.
On tape Janklow remembers directions to the hospital, meeting a troopers son at a gas station- conversational clues that seem to indicate an alright blood sugar level, and may question the extent of his brain injury.
These details confuse me. When does a head injury make on more lucid?
Two neurosurgeons also took the stand for the defense. They told the jury of Mr. Janklow's brain injury following the crash. Both of them testified the defendant may have appeared fine and coherent following the accident, but that's typical of bleeding on the brain.
Several witnesses were called to the stand to talk about Atenolol, a blood pressure drug Congressman Janklow was said to be taking. Two pharmacists told jurors the drug does reduce the symptoms that alert a diabetic to hypoglycemia. But deputy prosecutor Roger Ellyson had Dr. Lovrien read the list of drugs Janklow said he was taking the day after the accident. Atenolol wasn't on it. Lovrien added it would not be wise to prescribe such a medication for Mr. Janklow because it would make his cold-induced asthma worse.
Does "bleeding of the brain" ameliaorate diabetic hypoglycemia?
And why did the high blood pressure drug Atenolol not get mentioned initially or weeks later?
Prosecutors later stated that Janklow made no mention that he was taking the drug while filling out a medical form the day after the accident and again several weeks later.
The Congressman's brother Art testified to receiving a call from Janklow minutes before the crash in which the Congresssman sounded "strange" and his conversation was slower than normal.
Troy Wellman, a Moody County Deputy Sheriff used the same road minutes before the crash to get to a call 15 miles away. He did not witness the Janklow vehicle traveling in the the opposite direction.
Defense "experts" say Janklow applied the brakes in his car. which probably didn't help Randy Scott, who struck the Janklow Cadillac's rear quarterpanel. But panic can do that to any driver I suppose.
Janklows aide's testimoney has been questioned. The timeline he offers has Janklow leaving the event he was at at the Brown County Fairgrounds at 1:30 or 1:45 PM. The reality is that he didn't leave until the program he was part of finished at about 2:00. Folks there would have seen the Congressman leave the stage had he left a half hour earlier. He was said to shake hands with fairgoers afterwards.
He also had time to argue with a "heckler". If Janklow had popped immediately into his car at 2:00 and went through the stopsign at 4:40 pm he had covered the 200 miles between the fair and Flandreau intersection pretty darn fast, at least 75 miles per hour. Simple math. No "experts" involved.
What does braking at the scene mean to the case. Or the head injury the defendant is said to have received. Or the insulin/blood sugar defense? It seems to me to come down to responsibility, if a drunk driver says "I didn't feel drunk" is the driver absolved of responsibility?
On the stand Janklow cried about what he had done to motorcyclist Randy Scott. He also denied having almost hit a woman and her family at the same intersection a year ago.
It seems that Janklow has had other incidents of (unwitnessed) where he cited "swerving to miss another car" as the reason for accidents.
Prosecutors introduced into evidence two accident reports from November and December of 1993 in which Janklow said he swerved to avoid getting hit by other vehicles. The state lawyers are using that so-called "other acts" evidence to question Janklow's credibility.
There's a lot to sort through. I offered as much asI can and tried consciously to put it all in, pro and con the Janklow defense.
We'll see what Monday brings...