Leftists reject Wisconsin judge candidate merely because he is Christian

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They’re coming for you next: A variety of leftists media outlets and organizations are running a campaign to reject Wisconsin judge candidate Brian Hagedorn simply because he is a faithful Christian who is also on the board of a small Christian private school.

The argument against Hagedorn seems to be that no faithful religious believer can also be a good public official, in line with a crop of similar attacks on federal nominees at the federal level from prominent Democrats including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Mazie Hirono, and Sen. Bernie Sanders. How convenient for the minority of secularists to define their tribe as the only one eligible for rule. And whatever happened to tolerance and pluralism, and not discriminating against people based on their identity?

“My job as a judge is to say what the law is and not what it should be,” Hagedorn said. “This is an effort to attack me for my faith and take this [campaign] in directions that are irrelevant to the job that I’m doing of applying the law faithfully.”

Not only are these kinds of attacks against people of faith the real bigotry at play, they are massively ignorant, in bad faith, and unconstitutional: “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States,” says the U.S. Constitution’s article six.

Make no mistake, we are only seeing the beginning this anti-religious bigotry. In only a short time the only people the American left will consider qualified for any government post, whether it be judge, jury, lawmaker, or bureaucrat, will be atheists and leftist activists. All others need not apply. And should their attempts to publicly slander their political opponents fail to persuade the public, they will next move to impose their agenda, by force. As the left has consistently done, repeatedly, for the past century, whether it be in Russia, Germany, Italy, Venezuela, Vietnam, China, or any number of other places.



  • Eric Elsam

    The Left does not oppose Muslims on the basis of the their religion. Only Christians.
    Sometimes Jews aso, if they support Israel.

  • wayne

    Article 6 of the United States Constitution:

    “All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.

    This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

    The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

  • red craven

    one might call me an atheist,i dont believe in god as perceived by most.the left does not believe in reason please do not include me with their ilk

  • red craven: You might wish to not be included in their ilk, but they include you. Until you make it clear you oppose them.

  • wayne

    red craven–
    I’m fairly agnostic myself, but I have great respect for our Judeo-Christian heritage. The more precise moniker might be “radical atheist’s” or “Statist’s.”
    And when Article 6 says, “no religious test,” it means, no-religious-test, period.
    I don’t speak for Mr. Z., but he’ll tell you he’s a secular humanist, so I’m sure he’s aware of the line.

    Personally…. as I look back on my life–

    “I Act As if God Exists” ft. Jordan Peterson/Akira
    (luscious animation for this one, highly recommend)

  • wayne

    Mr. Z.,
    excellent point!

  • Col Beausabre

    Of course it suits the Left to embrace men and women of the cloth when it suits their purposes – ranging from Martin Luther King to the ghastly Al Sharpton and unspeakable Louis Farrakhan. And to twist scripture to their purposes. wonder what the Reverend Doctor King would say about this, not to speak about his message of tolerance and equality has been twisted. Bob Z, when you next speak to John Batchelor (A seminary graduate and married to a minister) his opinion of what is going on and tell us his response.

  • Milt Hays, Jr.

    Mr. Elsam makes a most significant point. The radical left is appears to be completely supportive of Muslim religion and culture in all of its manifestations, including Sharia Law. How, then, can one explain their antipathy to Christians and Jews?

    The short answer is that today’s “progressives” are at war with Western Civilization (and its religious and cultural antecedents) itself, including — especially — such beliefs as the efficacy of self government and the Burkean idea of governance based on natural law. Quoting Peter J. Stanlis of the First Principles website:

    Burke’s statement that “the principles of true politics are those of morality enlarged” makes his politics a
    branch of ethics and thus separates him completely from Machiavelli and the whole modern political
    tradition that makes power supreme. His basic political principles are based on the ancient classical and
    Christian moral natural law, derived from God and perceived by all uncorrupted men through “right rea-
    son.” The moral natural law provided Burke with the normative principles by which to judge whether or
    not rulers used their power to fulfill or to violate the great ends of civil society—the protection of life,
    liberty, and property—which Burke regarded as the necessary means of achieving temporal happiness.
    Through legal prescription, which derived from natural law, Burke defended private and corporate pro-
    perty as the necessary condition of the maintenance of freedom in society.

    The “progressive” left is Machiavellian to its core, and — akin to the more fundamentalist understanding of Islamic doctrine — it insists that all people must be subservient to an all-powerful totalitarian state, be it the secular worker’s paradise of North Korea or the late Caliphate of the Islamic State. In either case, submit or die.

  • wodun

    It is funny that the same people who want their judges to rule based on political ideology rather than the law, are worried that someone would do the same even though they profess to rule on the law and not ideology. Democrats think everyone operates on the same motivations they do and lack the empathy to understand that people view life differently than they do.

    Democrats operate in a different reality than the rest of humanity. That doesn’t mean they don’t practice a lot of magical thinking though. They are very much magical thinkers.

  • wayne

    good stuff.
    (magical-thinking & projection)

    A word of wisdom from Garak….

    Star Trek: DS9 –
    “In the Pale Moonlight”

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