Monday, April 04, 2005

Brothers in Arms?

Sen. John Cornyn and Brian Nichols: Brothers in arms?

Given their disdain for the weak, the poor, students, teachers, nurses, gays and basically anyone who doesn't hold a multi-million (and preferably billion) dollar portfolio, it's wonderful to see that a Republican Senator is indeed capable of some empathy:

[Sen. John] Cornyn [R-TX] continued: "I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection, but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country. . . . And I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters, on some occasions, where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in, engage in violence. Certainly without any justification, but a concern that I have.

How lovely. So Senator Cornyn understands how people can become so upset with that darned activist judiciary, going and enforcing laws rather than Congress' political whims, that they just might go out and start killing judges.

It's certainly comforting that he's in good company:

Extremists on the Internet "are expressing satisfaction that they have been killed. Judge Lefkow has been vilified in these circles the past three years," explained Mark Pitcavage of the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL monitors a number of extremist sites on the Web and has been keeping close watch on the message traffic since the murders.

A posting on an Aryan Nations message board reads: "If you are doing the bidding of the enemy YOU ARE THE ENEMY!" [Emphasis mine]
I'm certain Senator Cornyn couldn't have said it better himself.

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