Alan Keyes is easily one of the most entertaining figures in politics. He’s got tremendous charisma and talent as a speaker, but his eloquence is used to support some of the craziest ideas imaginable. But this quote from his latest WND column made me laugh:
Catholics and other professing Christians should take note. Except they repent of it, those who voted for Barack Obama surely face grim judgment from the Supreme judge of the World for their enlistment in the electoral army of this paragon of evil.
So apparently only professing Christians face grim judgment, not the rest of us? What a relief. Oh wait, I didn’t vote for Obama in the first place, so I guess I was never on the hit list of Keyes’ imaginary friend. Well, at least for that.
This quote, on the other hand, is more frightening than amusing:
Where the substance of right is endowed by the Creator, there can be no right that in substance contradicts His provision of justice for all. Up to now, however, the elitist faction has successfully moved to sever the concept of civil and political rights from that founding principle. They have redefined “rights” to include exercises of freedom that violate or have no regard for right.
In the world Alan Keyes wants to make, freedom means only the freedom to do what his imaginary friend says you can do, and no more. Welcome to theocracy.