God is Angry at America’s Judicial System
And He has spoken to Craig Candelore and told him to get those sinners and heathens out of His Chosen Country.
Craig Candelore has been instructed by the voices in his head — er, ahem, “God” — to become a judicial candidate for the San Diego Superior Court.
Candelore is a family law attorney and is one of four conservative Christian candidates for San Diego Superior Court this June 8th. He said:
“We believe our country is under assault and needs Christian values. Unfortunately, God has called upon us to do this only with the judiciary.”
Candelore and the other three candidates want to be “God’s ambassadors on the bench.”
School boards across the country have already been swamped with conservative Christians. Now it seems their next targets are the nation’s courtrooms. This campaign is financed by the usual coalition of NRA-types, homophobes and fetus worshippers.
San Diego’s District Attorney is alarmed at this campaign. She said:
“Any organization that wants judges to subscribe to a certain political party or certain value system or certain way of ruling to me threatens the independence of the judiciary. Judges should be evaluated based on their qualifications and their duty to follow the law.”
And there’s a well-grounded fear that America’s judiciary could become just as corrupt and for-sale-to-the-highest-bidder as Congress and state legislatures already are. Just what we need.
According to the Brennan Center for Justice, the “Christian” Right has been making larger and larger donations to judicial campaigns in the past few years. A spokesman for the Brennan Center said:
“An effective way in driving policy is to try to influence who is on the courts in a state, particularly the highest court, the supreme court. It's cause for concern because Americans expect courts to be places where people get a fair trial.”
Gee, there’s a concept.
This “Christian” campaign to bring God back into the courtroom is called “Better Courts Now.” How’s that for a euphemism. Better Courts Now was largely founded by the late (good riddance Asshole!) Don Hamer, San Diego County's Zion Christian Fellowship pastor.
You’ve gotta give these Biblehumpers credit — they always vote, and they’re experts at zeroing in on local “snooze button” races that most voters don’t bother with.
It all comes back to “All Politics Is Local.” If you don’t want your own city council, school board, district courts and county offices to be infiltrated by a bunch of snake-handling whackjobs — follow all of these local races, learn who the candidates are, and Vote!