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Scare Quote Watch, Day 223

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Since screwing his fellow conservatives over by wresting Roger L. Simon’s money from them (I know that’s two in a row, but I never get sick of linking to that one!), Alfonso Rachel has actually been very judicious with his use of air-scare-quotes, though you can tell in this clip that he’s just dying to use them during his TOTALLY FAIR paraphrasing of an abortion-rights advocate.

I must say though, Rachel gets points for honesty, with his admission that the only actual basis for his opposition to abortion rights is religious in nature.  His argument for outlawing abortion rests on his claim that America has been, since its founding, a religious nation (Rachel alternates between describing it as “Judeo-Christian” and just straight-up “Christian”).  So yay theocracy!  I guess?

Since I am too tired to re-hash the history of the establishment clause and early establishment clause jurisprudence (I mean, it’s 2009.  The least you can do is read the Wikipedia article about something before you start running your mouth, dude), I’ll take a different angle.

I’d be interested to hear Rachel’s thoughts on the broader implications of this argument.  We’re a Christian nation!  The founders were Christian!  Should divorce be illegal?  What should the prison sentence be for adultery?  How often should people like Rachel be forced to re-read the various bits in Matthew condemning the hypocrisy of the Pharisees?  Discuss!

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