Thursday, November 08, 2018

Matt Whitaker is a religious crackpot

...Whitaker’s statements on the biblical views of judges can be traced back to 2014, when he was running for the U.S. Senate[from Iowa]. He actually specified that, if elected, he would only support federal judicial nominees who looked at “justice” through a biblical (New Testament) lens:

“If [judges] have a secular world view, then I’m going to be very concerned about how they judge,” Whitaker said at an April 25, 2014, Family Leader debate.

Whitaker didn’t return my call to his office, but as a lawyer, one might expect him to know that setting religious conditions for holding a public office would violate the Iowa and U.S. constitutions. He was effectively saying that if elected, he would see no place for a judge of Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, agnostic or other faith, or of no faith. Yet no one in the audience or on the podium seemed to have a problem with that, and his answer drew applause...

“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...”

“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”...

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