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Progressives Deploy Religious Ignorance and Bigotry to Stop Amy Coney Barrett ^ | July 2, 2018 | DAVID FRENCH

Posted on 07/03/2018 3:12:19 AM PDT by ransomnote

Efforts to block the highly qualified Barrett from the Supreme Court because of her faith betray our nation’s founding ideals. If you ever need much evidence that the growing “God gap” in American politics fosters an immense amount of ignorance and occasionally outright bigotry, look no farther than the concern — the alarm, even — that Amy Coney Barrett is on President Trump’s short list to replace Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court.

The alarm isn’t about her credentials. She’s checked every box of excellence — law review, appellate-court clerkship, Supreme Court clerkship (with Justice Scalia), elite law-firm experience, law professor at an elite law school, and now experience as a federal judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She’s a young, brilliant woman at the apex of her profession.

So, beyond her obvious originalist judicial philosophy (shared to varying degrees by every person on Trump’s list of potential nominees), what’s the problem with Judge Barrett. Why do some progressives single her out for particular scorn?

It turns out that she’s a faithful Christian who lives a Christian life very similar to the lives of millions upon millions of her fellow American believers.

No, really, that’s the objection.

TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: amyconeybarrett; anticatholicbigotry; barrett; christianity; supremecourt
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1 posted on 07/03/2018 3:12:19 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

If the Left had their way, professing Christ would be a flogging offense. What’s old is new again.

2 posted on 07/03/2018 3:40:44 AM PDT by Pecos (Better the one you have with you than the one you left at home.)
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To: Pecos
I guess we know who they fear the most on The Donald's short list.

Ram her through.


3 posted on 07/03/2018 3:45:47 AM PDT by bagster ("Even bad men love their mamas.")
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To: ransomnote

Further proof (not that any more is needed) that the spiritual war is real and intensifying.

The wheat is being separated from the chaff.

There is no neutral ground - no matter how hard people try to make it so.

As Bob Dylan sang: “You’re going to have to serve somebody. It may be the devil or it may be the Lord, but you’re going to have to serve somebody.”.

4 posted on 07/03/2018 3:49:06 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: MichaelCorleone
Barrett said of Roberts:

... pushed the Affordable Care Act beyond its plausible meaning to save the statute. He construed the penalty imposed on those without health insurance as a tax, which permitted him to sustain the statute as a valid exercise of the taxing power; had he treated the payment as the statute did – as a penalty – he would have had to invalidate the statute as lying beyond Congress’s commerce power … [A] judge who adopts an interpretation inconsistent with the text fails to enforce the statute that commanded majority support. If the majority did not enact a "tax," interpreting the statute to impose a tax lacks democratic legitimacy … it is illegitimate for the Court to distort either the Constitution or a statute to achieve what it deems a preferable result.

I like this woman Amy Barrett

5 posted on 07/03/2018 3:53:57 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: jpsb

Me too.

6 posted on 07/03/2018 4:12:28 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: ransomnote

I don’t trust women who have 3 names!

7 posted on 07/03/2018 4:17:15 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration
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To: ransomnote

Er lets see:

Senate vote on Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 96-3
Senate vote on Elena Kagen: 63-37
Senate vote on Sonia Sotomayor 68-31

Hummmmmm I don’t remember the dems having a supermajority in those years...

8 posted on 07/03/2018 4:25:43 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: ransomnote

If PDJT picks her, the Dumb-o-crats will yell “Trump is ripping her away from her Kids!”

9 posted on 07/03/2018 4:47:42 AM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 ( Thank GOD Hillary didn't get elected!)
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To: ransomnote

A major goal of the left is to remove all influence that Christianity has on the laws and customs of this country - in other words, to eliminate true Christians.

They don’t care about phonies - pelosi, de lauro.

10 posted on 07/03/2018 4:53:01 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Search Google for: "politico obama collusion with hezbollah". obama is a traitor to this country.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Sometimes FR reminds me of The Suggestion Box in the novel “Up the Down Staircase”!

And that’s a good thing.

11 posted on 07/03/2018 4:55:13 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: bagster

She’s qualified...

12 posted on 07/03/2018 4:58:11 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: ransomnote

Wait. Get the senators elected this fall then replace RBG with her without worrying where the votes will come from. She should be DJT third appointee. (And we need to work like never before to get those senators elected)

13 posted on 07/03/2018 5:17:55 AM PDT by hoosiermama (When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.DJT)
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To: bagster

Exactly! Trump should nominate her and when the flak over the target begins, he should turn their tactics around on them! Will be worth watching commies hating on a smart woman!

14 posted on 07/03/2018 6:28:51 AM PDT by gr8eman (Since God has been banished from our classrooms, Satan has filled the void.)
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