Quote# 141461

In a 2014 debate when he was running for the U.S. Senate, acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker said judges should have a Christian worldview, and that a judge with a “secular worldview” would be problematic, according to reports from that time.

Whitaker was answering a question. Erickson had asked the candidates “what criteria” they would use to block President Obama’s judicial nominees. One candidate, Sam Clovis, said he would vote for judges who could link “natural law” to the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, Basu wrote.

Mark Jacobs said he would look for someone who would "not legislate from the bench." Joni Ernst echoed that view, adding the judge would need to understand that America's laws "all came from God."

But Whitaker went the farthest: "Natural law often times is used from the eye of the beholder and what I would like to see — I'd like to see things like their world view, what informs them. Are they people of faith? Do they have a biblical view of justice? — which I think is very important because we all know that our government ..."

"Levitical or New Testament?" interrupted Erickson.

“I’m a New Testament,” continued Whitaker. “And what I know is as long as they have that world view, that they’ll be a good judge. And if they have a secular world view, where this is all we have here on Earth, then I’m going to be very concerned about that judge.”

Matthew G. Whitaker, Washington Post 11 Comments [12/5/2018 1:53:42 PM]
Fundie Index: 4
Submitted By: Doubting Thomas

Username  (Login)
Comment  (Text formatting help) 

1 | bottom

Kanna

That you think that religion is a useful thing in a judge means that you don't really care for judges that require objective evidence. I don't want judges that will merely pray for an answer instead of requiring verifying evidence,

12/5/2018 4:35:15 PM



And yet if they had their theocracy they pine for, they might see secularism is better.

12/5/2018 4:57:13 PM

The Crimson Ghost

GFY, Wilson Fisk. Your installation is illegal, just like Pig Vomit himself. With any luck, all your baggage will weigh you down & drown you in your own arrogance & stupidity.

12/5/2018 5:09:55 PM

Anon-e-moose

A decision almost exactly thirteen years ago by Judge John E. Jones III: personally appointed to the Federal bench by that which has your 'world view' George Dumbya Bush, in turn voted in - twice - by those which have your 'world view'. Judge Jones - by definition - must have the same 'world view', amirite? After all: Judge Jones is a Conservative Christian himself: he had to be, or he wouldn't have been promoted to such a legally august position by a Conservative Christian voted in by Conservative Christians.

That decision, which set a precedent? Kitzmiller vs Dover.

Unless you voted Democrat in 2000 & 2004, your move Matty-boy.

12/5/2018 7:31:01 PM

SpukiKitty

Well, Matty Thumbhead, Master of the Sasquatch who travel through time via extra-deep toilets, I'm afraid you're barking up the wrong tree in regards to countries. For you see, this great nation of ours is a SECULAR DEMOCRATIC CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC founded by statesmen who were followers of The Age of Reason.

The Pilgrims and Puritans were not the Founding Fathers, secular 18th Century gents in cravats and ponytails were.

Oh; To my fellow FSTDTs who might be baffled by my reference to Bigfoot, Time Travel & Toilets....
https://youtu.be/f5VpXBKxt_U
....Stephen Colbert will clue you in on Baldy Thumbhead's past job as a flim flam man for a flim flam company....
* Hot Tubs!
* Bigfoot!
* Time Travel!
* Extra-deep toilets for freakishly-endowed men!
* Underwear that keeps the "family jewels" nicely chilled!
....Be sure your bladder's empty before watching this video because it's the funniest thing you'll see in a while.

I know Dotard Chump hired Baldy Thumbhead due to the later claiming he could stop the Mueller investigation somehow but I just can't see how a guy better suited to hawking hairy mythical hominids and commodes for Rasputin has the competence to do anything legal/govt./whatever. It's like hiring Emeril Lagasse to perform Brain Surgery.


12/5/2018 10:18:18 PM

Swede

Why would a secular worldview be problematic? Didn't the Founding Father state that no religious test would be needed for public office? What do you have against the Founding Fathers, Mattie?

What "natural law"? And what does the Declaration of Independence have to do with judicial nominees? Isn't that just independence from The Old Country? It happened a few hundred years ago, that doesn't matter today.

So, what; he should legislate from the floor? From the ceiling? From the bed?
Americas laws, at the time of the Founding Fathers, strived to get AWAY FROM religion in government, silly-nilly.

I'd rather like to see that decency and human rights informs them.
The Bible has a pretty awful, violent and outdated view of justice.
New Testament only? So, not biblical then?

12/6/2018 2:51:15 AM



"Mark Jacobs said he would look for someone who would "not legislate from the bench.""

He must be disappointed in Trump. He's appointing bench legislators to the Supreme Court.

@Swede

"What "natural law"?"

Natural law appears to be the Catholic version of scientific creationism: You can prove Catholic is the real religion using only observable evidence.

12/6/2018 6:22:37 AM

Doubting Thomas

We're still a long, long way from being totally clear of theocracy, ladies & gentlemen. Keep up the good fight and vote Democratic.

12/6/2018 7:06:01 AM

Doubting Thomas

@Swede

What "natural law"?


I suspect it means "anything I don't like ought to be illegal." Kind of like, "It's not natural for a man to have sex with a man, so it violates natural law and shouldn't be allowed."

12/6/2018 7:10:14 AM



@doubting

It's more like:
God created people to make babies with sex. Gay sex doesn't make babies because they're
doing sex wrong, therefore they should stop doing it wrong and start doing it right.

Or if they can't make themselves do it right they should not do it at all, because that's an option allowed by God.

12/6/2018 10:28:27 AM

emau99

Hi, Mr Whitaker;

Is the biblical worldview a good worldview?

...

How did you determine that?

12/7/2018 6:31:11 AM

1 | top: comments page