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Should Falwell start a law school?

Sure, it's freedom of expression.  Let him do it.
 6 (33.3%)
Hell no! We don't need fundamentalist lawyers!
 5 (27.8%)
I don't care
 7 (38.9%)

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ruskiegirl

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Dean on Falwell's Law School
« on: September 21, 2004, 10:24:53 PM »
Here's an email from DemocracyforAmerica that I got earlier today.  I thought it was provided some interesting information on Falwell's plan to open a law school and some of his perspectives on societal and moral ills.


<P>Jerry Falwell has a lot to say. Falwell is the fundamentalist who opened
the Republican National Convention in 2000 (the GOP kept him under
lock-and-key this time around). He asserts that the AIDS crisis is
"God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals."</P>

<P>Now he has started a law school. The purpose: to train fundamentalists
to ignore laws they don't support and reinterpret others to enforce
their radical agenda. The "school" is only the latest move in a
monumental power play by the extreme right wing. They have taken over
the Republican Party - and have set their sights on every branch of our
government.</P>

<P>In the coming weeks, Democracy for America wants to distribute $250,000
to candidates who will stop them. Supporting these candidates now builds
the infrastructure we will need to compete with the radical right. But
we need your help to make that investment in the future of our cause:</P>

P>http://www.democracyforamerica.com/contribute</P>

<P>The press didn't say much about the new law school. But a timid, shallow
media is not the only problem. People who support common sense and
fairness do not have the same infrastructure as the radical right. For
decades they have spent billions of dollars funding, training and
amplifying their movement.</P>

<P>That's why we are supporting judicial candidates like Anita Kelly in
Alabama. She will use her office to enforce the law and address real
problems. She has spent her career fighting to enforce laws that
guarantee access to education, labor rights, and other liberties that
people like Falwell would roll back.</P>

<P>Democracy for America is the organization dedicated to stopping them.
DFA is the only organization who will not be afraid to stand up and
fight back now and build the infrastructure to compete with them for
decades to come. Please contribute whatever you can today:</P>

<P>http://www.democracyforamerica.com/contribute</P>

<P>In the days after September 11th Falwell said that America deserved to
be attacked for, "throwing God out successfully with the help of the
federal court system, throwing God out of the public square, out of the
schools." He implicated supporters of civil liberties and women's
rights, among others, saying: "I point the finger in their face and say,
'You helped this happen.'"</P>

<P>Like the rest of his and George Bush's agenda, the purpose of Falwell's
law school is to roll back the progress of the last hundred years. The
people of this country have spent a century unraveling hate and
prejudice from out legal system. Falwell wants to bring all that back.</P>

<P>I am committed to stopping him. The dozens of candidates DFA has
endorsed for every level of office are committed to stopping him and his
allies. There are just over 40 days left to make an impact on this
election. Make your commitment to today:</P>

<P>http://www.democracyforamerica.com/contribute</P>

<P>With your contribution, we can make this substantial investment in the
future of our movement for socially progressive, fiscally responsible,
common sense change. Thank you.</P>

<P>Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.

Democracy for America</P>

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Re: Dean on Falwell's Law School
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2004, 10:39:59 PM »
I say let him do it. We needed a new 5th tier of LS.  Plus, its getting a tad bit old making fun of Cooley, especially since people on this board might end up going there.

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Re: Dean on Falwell's Law School
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2004, 11:21:56 PM »
LOL...a 5th tier.

I say let Falwell have his law school.






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Re: Dean on Falwell's Law School
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2004, 11:31:09 PM »
I say that he should be free to open one... but i must say that it scares the hell out of me

Ginatio

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Re: Dean on Falwell's Law School
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2004, 12:43:28 AM »
I say that he should be free to open one... but i must say that it scares the hell out of me

who cares? who the hell is gonna hire these guys? nobody. they'll all be evangelists with non-accredited JDs...


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Re: Dean on Falwell's Law School
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2004, 12:56:30 AM »
The way the question was phrased, I answered no.  However, were the question "Should he be able to start a law school?" I would answer yes.

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Re: Dean on Falwell's Law School
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2004, 12:28:58 PM »
I say that he should be free to open one... but i must say that it scares the hell out of me

who the hell is gonna hire these guys? nobody.


God, the ultimate employer.


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Re: Dean on Falwell's Law School
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2004, 01:16:48 PM »
God doesn't pay so well.  My dad was a missionary when I was growing up... I know from firsthand experience.  No job security with God.

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Re: Dean on Falwell's Law School
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2004, 03:08:28 PM »
God doesn't pay so well.  My dad was a missionary when I was growing up... I know from firsthand experience.  No job security with God.

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But still, God offers some kick ass benefits, especially that eternal "heaven" thing.

But if you mess up, the punishments are also quite severe.

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Re: Dean on Falwell's Law School
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2004, 03:54:09 PM »
Heaven's nice and all, but I'm not a pie in the sky kind of guy myself.  If there's one thing that'll make people lose their faith real quick, it's a pie in the sky type theology.  As it should.

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God doesn't pay so well.  My dad was a missionary when I was growing up... I know from firsthand experience.  No job security with God.

ZAP

But still, God offers some kick ass benefits, especially that eternal "heaven" thing.

But if you mess up, the punishments are also quite severe.

 ;D