Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pat Buchanan and the Persecuted Evangelicals

Buchanan is upset at the Sotomayor nomination, as all good conservatives are. But beyond that, he asks some tough questions about the role of White Evangelicals in our justice system, in his latest article.
And who is the least represented minority in America on the U.S. Supreme Court? Not Catholics, who have two-thirds of the seats. Not Jewish-Americans, who though 2 percent of the population, have 22 percent of the seats. Not African-Americans, who at 13 percent of the population have 11 percent of the seats. And not Hispanics, who at 15 percent of the population will have 11 percent of the seats.

No, the most underrepresented group of Americans -- nay, the most unrepresented minority, the largest group of our fellow citizens never to have had one of its own sit on the U.S. Supreme Court in the modern era is -- Evangelical Christians.

. . . Republicans should now be searching for highly qualified Evangelical Christian judges and constitutional scholars, women as well as men -- and, when falsely accused of being "anti-Hispanic" or "anti-woman," ought to reply: "What do you liberals have against white Christians, man or woman, not to have named one in 45 years?"
He does use the turn Christian and Evangelical interchangeably; but seems to realize that Catholics are Christians. At any rate, I don't have a lot to say about this particular nonsense; the argument that White Christians aren't powerful enough in our society always makes me laugh.

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