PAGING REAL CONSERVATIVES….I’ve mentioned before that standard issue (i.e., non-libertarian) conservatives are in short supply among bloggers, and more specifically that the Christian right is nowhere to be seen here in the political corner of the blogosphere. That’s too bad, because it means there’s no one around to argue in favor of Judge Roy Moore’s defiance of a federal court order to remove his beloved Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Judicial Building.
Moore’s supporters in the House of Representatives, led by U.S. Rep. John Hostettler (R., Ind.), introduced a measure to prevent the use of federal funds to implement the Eleventh Circuit’s order. Identifying the Ten Commandments case by name, Hostettler’s bill would prohibit the Justice Department from using any part of its appropriation “to enforce the judgment” against Moore. The bill overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives, 260-161, with Republicans voting 210-13 in favor.
Is there anyone in the political blogosphere who supports this? If there isn’t, it’s a real case study in the insularity of the blog world, because out in the real world there’s an awful lot of people ? and 260 congressmen ? who apparently think it’s just dandy.