Purveyors of the theo-panic love to exaggerate the influence of the bizarre Christian Reconstructionists who actually want an American theocracy. -Rich Lowry
All forms of political paranoia have this trait that any issue or position, no matter how small, can be magnified to be the biggest threat.
When I think of 'respectable historians' Gary Wills' name never seems to come to mind.
posted on 10/17/2006 1:57:00 PM PDT
(Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
Add "Theocrat" to the list (Dennis Prager
One-word put-downs of opponents' ideas and motives were substituted for thoughtful rebuttal... Here is a list of terms liberals apply to virtually every idea or action with which they differ:
posted on 10/17/2006 1:58:38 PM PDT
by Jeff Chandler
(Peace begins in the womb.)
Otherwise respectable historians, Kevin Phillips and Garry Wills
Wonder if Rich truly believes that or is merely being generous and kind. (Of course, my own biases against Phillips and Wills likely make it difficult to credit them as respectable historians.)
posted on 10/17/2006 2:10:44 PM PDT
("Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' but not do what I command?" (Luke 6:46))
Ramesh Ponnuru has pointed out that you can take all Christian conservative positions including far-fetched ones like banning sodomy and contraception and if they happened overnight they would merely turn the clock back to the late 1950s. That may be a very bad idea, but the America of the 1950s was not a theocracy.
posted on 10/17/2006 6:53:59 PM PDT
by T. Buzzard Trueblood
("left unchecked, Saddam Hussein...will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton)
posted on 10/17/2006 7:28:13 PM PDT
('It Takes A Village' is problematic when you're raising your child in Sodom.)
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