Alan Keyes is a guilty pleasure of mine. Whether it’s written columns, speeches or radio appearances, I enjoy the hell out of him. He’s so utterly absurd and so absolutely certain and confident at the same time, a combination I find almost irresistible. Here’s another of his classic rants, where in the space of less than two paragraphs he manages to tie together the UN, gun control, judges that “rape the parental authority of Christian parents” and abortion into one big stew of stupid:
This evident contradiction between its intended treaty commitments and its actions may keep the Obama faction from pre-empting U.S. Senate action on the UN Arms Trade Treaty. Can they figure out a way to reconcile their desire to give arms to Islamic extremists with their equally intense desire to disarm law-abiding American citizens? However that may be, Kerry signed the treaty while voicing the obligatory assurances that this will in no way affect the constitutional rights of people subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. government.The problem is that these days, what constitutes human rights abuses, terrorism, and violations of humanitarian law is very much in the eye of the propagandist. These days, elitist faction judges cite human rights violations as they rape the parental authority of Christian parents who seek to raise their children to believe that homosexuality is wrong and sinful behavior. Pro-abortion officials are well-known for their attempts to prosecute pro-life demonstrators as criminals under provisions of law created to target organized crime.
I love it when he talks dirty. By the way, that last sentence is complete nonsense. The case he refers to had nothing to do with “pro-abortion officials” trying to “prosecute” anti-abortion demonstrators. It was a civil case filed by the National Organization for Women under the RICO statute. And the Supreme Court denied the use of that statute in that context and dismissed the case by an 8-0 vote in 2005 (and they were right to do so). But facts do not matter to Keyes. They just get in the way of a good rant.