(Right Country) – The problem with progressive rhetoric is that they have overused the term “hate” to the point of complete obscurity.
The definition of “hate” is an intense, passionate dislike of someone.
So a “hate group,” by definition, would be a group formed out of an intense, passionate dislike of others.
A group formed to protect civil liberties, by definition, would not be such a group.
But the notorious Southern Poverty Law Center, who the progressive left uses as a gold standard for “hate group” classifications, has long been branding any group that promotes ideals that threaten their preferred narratives or belief as a “hate group.”
That’s pretty biased and, well, hateful.
It is on the basis that the SPLC classified the Alliance Defending Freedom as a “hate group” that a group of Supreme Court Justice Nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s one-time classmates have penned a letter denouncing her for once speaking to the ADF.
The ADF, of course, defends the rights of many Americans who have been maligned for their First Amendment rights to religion of free speech, such as business owners who have been penalized for refusing to service gay weddings or high school students forced to share a locker room with members of the opposite sex.
One might say it’s pretty hateful to want to force any American to violate their consciences.
ACB, of course, has been clear about her judicial philosophy of interpreting the law as it is written. She is a great pick for all Americans who wish to have their Constitutional rights preserved, rather than taken away by activist judges trying to legislate from the bench.
According to her former classmates, however, she supports a “hate group.”
This is shameful.
PJ Media reports:
Amy Coney Barrett’s former classmates and even sorority sisters signed a letter to the president of her alma mater, Rhodes College, resorting to some far-left smear tactics to oppose President Donald Trump’s nomination of Barrett to the Supreme Court. Among other things, the alumni’s letter savages ACB for speaking at an event sponsored by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), citing the far-left scandal-plagued smear factory the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) accusation that ADF is a “hate group” worthy of inclusion on a list with the Ku Klux Klan.
The letter’s signatories say many of them were “contemporaries of, friends of, and even sorority sisters of Amy Coney Barrett” and that, “despite the respect that many of us hold for her intellect, and even the friendship that many of us held or continue to hold with her, we are firmly and passionately opposed to her nomination.”
In fact, the alumni declare themselves “firmly and passionately opposed to Rhodes administrators’ attempts to embrace Amy Coney Barrett as an alumna of our beloved alma mater. We oppose this embrace because we believe both her record and the process that has produced her nomination are diametrically opposed to the values of truth, loyalty, and service that we learned at Rhodes.”
Under the heading of “truth,” the alumni accuse Barrett of having “obfuscated” her position and record on “issues related to Rhodes’ LGBTQ and female alumni.” ACB’s former classmates note that the nominee pledged to uphold Supreme Court precedent — such as Roe v. Wade (1973) — during her confirmation hearings for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, but in a 2013 Texas Law Review article, she said: “a justice’s duty is to the Constitution” and therefore it would be legitimate to strike down a precedent in conflict with the Constitution.
The signatories condemn Barrett for belonging to “the Notre Dame chapter of the anti-choice group University Faculty for Life” and argue that the Federalist Society would only approve a nominee who “is willing to overturn or seriously curtail Roe v. Wade.”
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