More "breathtaking inanity" from Judge Jones
On accusations that the Dover decision made him an "activist judge": "People term 'activist judges' judges they don't agree with."
OK, I won't call you an "activist" judge -- I'll just call you a "lousy" judge.
On his written decision for the Dover case, in which he accused the defendants of lying on the stand: "I called it the way I saw it. It was not my purpose to be an avenging angel."
I think that accusing the defendants of lying was OK, but your Dover opinion also demagogically pandered to the Darwinists by accusing the defendants of "breathtaking inanity" and accusing them of dragging the students, parents, and teachers of the Dover Area School District "into this legal maelstrom, with its resulting utter waste of monetary and personal resources." Your Dover opinion even accused them of "activism" while denying that you are an "activist" judge.
On Ann Coulter, who criticizes him in her new book: "We have to suffer these arrows because people will disagree with our opinions ... She foments a kind of civic stupidity in my opinion."
The "civic stupidity" of your Dickinson College commencement speech's remarks about the founding fathers' "true religion" really takes the cake -- you said, "The Founders believed that true religion was not something handed down by a church or contained in a Bible, but was to be found through free, rational inquiry." Your remarks showed such hostility towards organized religion that you should recuse yourself in any establishment clause or free exercise case. See "Judge Jones flunks history and philosophy as well as law and science"
On civics education: "We have a culture that is not plugged into current events."
Wrong. Because of the Internet, people today are more plugged into current events than ever before in history. The Internet has made us aware of many things that we otherwise would likely never find out about.
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