History - Who are the enemies of the USA
The moderate voice has a post linking to comments by Rev Pat Robertson and a link to an editorial for the Toledo Blade. All these are connected because they are commenting on the state of the USA and conservative christians influence and opinion of the judicial system.
Rev Robertson has made a few remarks that a lot of people are taking exception to.
"Over 100 years, I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that's held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings...I think we have controlled Al Qaeda, [but] erosion at home [and judges were creating a] tyranny of oligarchy...I think they are destroying the fabric that holds our nation together
The moderate voice complains about these comments saying
This kind of verbal overkill stops political debate — cold. So Robertson now says our judges are in some ways worse than terrorists. Why? Because they don't rule the way HE wants. And Republicans (rightfully) complained about some of the verbal excesses of Michael Moore?
It is always interesting to see when someone naturally assumes that it is patently obvious to everyone what they say is true. No attempt is made to show Pat's comments were overkill, no attempt was made to try and understand Pat's comments in light of Pat's views. (note that I am not saying it was wise to say what Pat said, just that perhaps it was not 'overkill', nor am I saying that Pat has not said some stupid things before, just that we should examine his current statement).
To support Pat's comments, I think, from his perspective, judicial activism has caused many great evils. One glaring example is the 30 to 40 million unborn children who have been legally murdered because the supreme court discovered a 'right' that wasn't written in the constitution or its ammendments. In this case, Judicial activism has cost more lives than terrorism has, or probably will cost. But I think Pat means more than that. I think he is also referring to the removal of any christian influence in any public institutions, the removal of moral guidance which has led child abuse, suicide, violent and non-violent crime and depression to sky-rocket.
That internal forces creating a less more society play a large role in the fall of any civilization is a simple fact of history. The Roman's are a simple example. So when someone claims that internal forces are more dangerous than external forces, simply dismissing the claim without them is both naive and shows a lack of understanding of the historical effects of internal forces.