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DeLay Allies Advocate Stalinist Measures Against Judges

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On Thursday, Tom DeLay was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a conference called “Confronting the Judicial War on Faith.” He had to cancel because of the Pope’s funeral but sent over a taped message praising the gathering. What sort of ideas were advocated at the conference? In today’s Washington Post, Dana Milbank describes a panel called “Remedies to Judicial Tyranny”:

[L]awyer-author Edwin Vieira told the gathering that [Justice] Kennedy should be impeached because his philosophy, evidenced in his opinion striking down an anti-sodomy statute, “upholds Marxist, Leninist, satanic principles drawn from foreign law.”

Ominously, Vieira continued by saying his “bottom line” for dealing with the Supreme Court comes from Joseph Stalin. “He had a slogan, and it worked very well for him, whenever he ran into difficulty: ‘no man, no problem,’ ” Vieira said.

The full Stalin quote, for those who don’t recognize it, is “Death solves all problems: no man, no problem.”