|“As early as 1902 Ballantyne had found an increase in the abortion rate in French and Austrian women working in tobacco factories.”—Beulah R. Bewley, “Smoking in Pregnancy,” 288 Brit Med J (#6415) 424-426 (11 Feb 1984).
About "fifty-three per cent. of . . . abortions . . . are due to tobacco. . . . inhalation of tobacco smoke by pregnant mothers when sitting among smokers is sufficient to cause fatal poisoning of the fœtus."—Herbert H. Tidswell, M.D., The Tobacco Habit: Its History and Pathology (London: J. & A. Churchill, 1912), p 238. Thus tobacco has a record of significantly leading to abortion, p 184, terminating about 1/7 of live-births, p 177.
"The smoking mother is . . . 80 percent more likely than the nonsmoker to have a spontaneous abortion."—Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., The Politics of Cancer (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1978), p 162.
(Details at our Abortion Information site).
Bork mentions none of this.
|"[T]he antidotal effect of tobacco makes drinking of stimulating liquors the natural consequence of smoking."—Dr. Albert L. Gihon, in The Surgeon General's Report (1881).
"Smoking is also said to induce an inclination to strong drinks. The ill effects of the tobacco seem to be momentarily counteracted by the alcohol, and the stimulating effects of the intoxicating liquors are moderated by the tobacco. Thus it happens that drinkers are always smokers, and thus it is also that smoking often leads to drinking."—Dr. John Hinds, The Use of Tobacco (Nashville, Tenn: Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House, 1882), pp 125-126.
"Smoking prevalence among active alcoholics approaches 90%."— J. T. Hayes, K. P. Offord, I. T. Croghan, D. R. Schroeder, R. D. Hurt (ASAM), D. E. Jorenby, "Alcoholism and Nicotine Dependence Treatment," 15 Journal of Addictive Diseases 135 (1996).
(Details at our Alcoholism Information site).
Bork mentions none of this.
|"Nationwide, the [ratio] of smokers [to non-smokers] in prisons is 90 percent." McKinney v Anderson, 924 F2d 1500, 1507 n 21 (CA 9, 1991), affirmed and remanded,
509 US 25; 113 S Ct 2475; 125 L Ed 2d 22 (1993).
"Maternal prenatal smoking predicts persistent criminal outcome in male offspring."—Patrica A. Brennan, Ph.D., Emily R. Grekin, Sarnoff A. Mednick, Ph.D., Dr.Med., "Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy and Adult Male Criminal Outcomes," 56 Arch Gen Psychiatry (#3) 215-219 (March 1999).
(Details at our Crime Information site).
Bork mentions nothing of the tobacco-crime connection, which the detailed site shows, dates from pre-1836.
|He misses the data leading to the finding that "smoking is a predictor of divorce."—Bachman, et al., Smoking, Drinking, and Drug Use in Young Adulthood (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc, Pub, 1997), p 70.
Smokers have 53% more divorce than nonsmokers.—Doherty, et al., Cigarette Smoking and Divorce, 16 Families, Systems & Health 393-400 (1998).
For over a century, advice has been, 'don't marry smokers.'
(Details at our Divorce Information site).
Bork doesn't tell you this.
|"When we take a thorough drug history, we [find] that nicotine—not alcohol or cannabis—is the drug of entry for most young people."—Emanuel Peluso and Lucy Silvay Peluso, "The Challenge of Treating Teenagers," 9 Alcoholism & Addiction (#2) 21 (December 1988).
"The first step toward addiction may be as innocent as a boy's puff on a cigarette in an alleyway," said the U.S. Supreme Court in Robinson v California, 370 US 660, 670; 82 S Ct 1417; 8 L Ed 2d 758 (25 June 1962).
This was repeating a fact already long known. The government already long knew that "all" drug addicts are smokers.—Commissioner of Narcotics Harry J. Anslinger and U.S. Attorney William F. Tompkins, The Traffic in Narcotics (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1953), p 196.
For example, "there would be no marijuana addicts . . . if people did not first learn to smoke cigarettes."—Frank L. Wood, M.D., What You Should Know About Tobacco (Wichita, KS: The Wichita Publishing Co, 1944), p 143. Also, "all of those who became alcohol addicts, in the experience of this writer [Wood], were first tobacco addicts."
"Tobacco . . . holds a special status as a ‘gateway' substance in the development of other drug dependencies not only because tobacco use reliably precedes use of illicit drugs, but also because use of tobacco is more likely to escalate to dependent patterns of use of most other dependence producing drugs."—Jack E. Henningfield, Richard Clayton, and William Pollin, "Involvement of Tobacco in Alcoholism and Illicit Drug Use," 85 British J of Addiction 279-292, especially p 283 (1990).
(Details at our Drugs Information site).
Bork mentions none of this.
|There is a cigarette link to promiscuity.
“Tobacco use in adolescence is associated with a range of health-compromising behaviors including being involved in fights, carrying weapons, engaging in higher-risk sexual behavior . . .”—Department of Health and Human Services, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People: A Report of the Surgeon General (1994).
"In my work at the Detention Hospital, I find that licentiousness resulting in venereal disease and alcoholism, is the principal cause of mental derangement. And one of the most pernicious incentives to improper indulgences is the excessive use of tobacco. Any agent which weakens the heart and so excites the brain as to make it impossible to concentrate the mind on one subject, as tobacco does in many cases, followed by failing memory, incontinuity of thought, nervous excitement with physical and sexual debility, and muscular tremors, is dangerous beyond all estimate, particularly for young people."—Prof. Bruce Fink, Tobacco, p 25 (1915).
Similar data has been oft cited, for example,
Bork mentions none of this.
|Nineteenth century era researchers linked tobacco to national decline, examples:
"The decadence of Spain began when the Spaniards adopted cigarettes, and if this pernicious practice obtains among adult Americans the ruin of the Republic is close at hand."—The New York Times (1884).
Bork overlooks all these preceding analyses.
Click on links above for details.
In the interim, until this site is completed, see our Tobacco Effects Overview for more subjects Bork missed.
|Slavery was disproportionately by tobacco farmers.
Most (2/3 - 3/4) slaves were killed, 35-45 million or so.
"Robert R. Kuczynski, the world-known authority on migration statistics, estimated that a minimum of 15 million slaves landed alive. Because of the brutal treatment on transport and the conditions of crossing, the total number of people of which the African continent was depleted amounted . . . to several times more. Carter G. Woodson, in 'Negro in Our History,' estimated the total at 50 million, while W. E. DuBois, in 'The Negro,' gives the figure of 60 million."—Peter M. Bergman, The Chronological History of the Negro in America [New York: Harper & Row, 1969], p 2. [Legal term: Universal Malice.]
Allusion to holocaust-level slavery casualties dates back as long ago as 1700.—Samuel Sewall, The Selling of Joseph: A Memorial (Boston: Green and Allen, 1700), p 7; and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Key (Boston: John P. Jewett & Co, 1853), p 241.
Slavery was unconstitutional; the lengthy period in which this occurred set a pattern of lawlessness. Lawlessness was rampant in the South, with vile clergy and atheism leading to demonized atrocities.
Slavery involved adultery, atrocities, commandment-breaking, degradation, extortion, genocide, making infidels, mass abuses, rape, robbery, violence.
Most clergymen in America were excommunicated by 20 February 1841. This excommunication remains in effect, due to clergy continued non-repentance.
The slavery holocaust (as per the tobacco connection) set the stage for the modern complacancy about deaths, abortions, assisted suicides, re which Bork, and his faction, profess to lament.
Tobacco-caused killings have been known since the Farmers' Almanac of 1836 widely circulated the fact. Such killings are now in the tens of millions.
Once it became acceptable to mass kill slaves, and then to mass kill adults via poison, eventually killings of the unborn became acceptable.
Bork and his faction not only do not oppose tobacco-caused deaths, but often actively support them. Examples of same by various members of that allegedly 'christian, pro-life' faction include incidents such as
As in the slavery era re slavery, the majority of "religious right" U.S. clergy professing to be "pro-life" are not even Christian, as per the pre-1841 excommunication. Do you disbelieve this? Ask yourself,
Do such clergy preach, teach, or even acknowledge, any Bible principle whatsoever, even 'thou shalt not kill,' as applicable to pushers causing the tobacco holocaust?If you must admit that they do not, recognize this as a result continuing, deriving, from the slavery era, and worsened by the subsequent post-Civil-War revenge poisoning. This confirms that the pre-1841 excommunication was a correct conclusion concerning so many American clergy, unchristian, unrepentant, unholy, and disproportionately wicked and depraved.
Note that modern RTL ("religious right") leadership regularly chooses, endorses, vehemently pro-tobacco candidates (Reagan, Dole, Bush, etc.). They are helping to cause, aiding and abetting, the very evils they hypocritically allege, claim, purport, profess, pretend, to oppose.
“Those who refuse to examine the evidence are, unquestionably, enemies of the human race—consequently enemies of God,” says Dr. Charles G. Pease, M.D., Correspondence on Smoking (New York: Restoration Pub. Co., 1929), p 16.
Bork mentions none of this.
|Suicide is 90% by smokers.—Michael J. Cowell and Brian L. Hirst, "Mortality Differences Between Smokers and Nonsmokers," 32 Transactions of the Society of Actuaries 185-261 (1980), Table 9, p 200 (9-1 smoker-nonsmoker suicide ratio, the same ratio as lung cancer).
Also note such facts as that "smokers have excesses of suicide: risks; thoughts; attempts; and deaths . . . Suicide [is] strongly . . . associated with smoking . . . independent of age, gender, exercise, cholesterol, race, low local income, diabetes, MI [myocardial infarction], etc. [variables]. Ex-smokers had lower suicide rates than current smokers. The pooled dose-response statistic [is] highly significant. . . . Suicide is prospectively, independently, consistently, strongly, and highly significantly dose-response associated with smoking."—Bruce N. Leistikow, M.D., M.S., D. Martin, J. Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., and C. Sherman, Ph.D., "A Meta-Analysis of the Prospective Association Between Smoking and Suicide," 15 Journal of Addictive Diseases 141 (1996).
(Details at our Suicide Information site).
Bork mentions none of this.
|Bork fails to cite the anti-tobacco writings exposing the tobacco holocaust. See List and Subjects at our Tobacco Effects Overview site.
Bork fails to cite the preventive laws. For example, he fails to mention the Michigan law MCL § 750.27, MSA § 28.216 (1909) which forbids "any person within the state" from action that "manufactures, sells or gives to anyone, any cigarette containing any ingredient deleterious to health or foreign to tobacco . . . ." (Details at our Michigan Law Information site).
He fails to cite the 1897 Tennessee cigarette ban law. (Details at our Tennessee Law Information site).
He fails to cite the 1897 Iowa cigarette ban law. (Details at our Iowa Law Information site).
He fails to cite the 1889 Michigan House of Representatives' Report on Cigarettes, and their then known dangers. (Details at our House Cigarette Hazards Report site).
He fails to cite the right to pure air developing from at least the year 1306.
He fails to cite the pertinent criminal prosecution precedents, precedents which his faction when in power (e.g., the Reagan-Bush administrations), never enforce. They not only refuse to enforce the criminal laws; they denounce, oppose, undermine, sabotage, obstruct, civil law actions.
|1. ". . . the immediate effect of smoking . . . is a lowering of the accuracy of finely coordinated reactions (including associative thought processes)."—John H. Kellogg, M.D., LL.D., F.A.C.S., Tobaccoism, or, How Tobacco Kills (Battle Creek, MI: The Modern Medicine Publishing Co, 1922), p 88.
2. "Smokers show the same attitude to tobacco as addicts to their drug, and their judgment is therefore biased in giving an opinion of its effect on them."—Lennox Johnston, "Tobacco Smoking and Nicotine," 243 The Lancet 742 (19 Dec 1942).
(Details at our Tobacco Addiction Information site).
There is also the issue of smokers' impaired impulse and ethical controls, impaired self-control, a mental condition known as abulia, with the goal, to have the "sadistic life quite unimpeded," "liked blood," and the "powerless" aspects of the victim, said A. A. Brill, 3 Internat'l J of Psychoanalysis (#4) 430-444 at 437-8 (Dec 1922).
Smokers typically do not perceive the tobacco connection to lung disease! So how can they perceive it to any other subject? much less those cited by the centuries of medical and historical data alluded to above!
Though unable to perceive tobacco connections to facts, such addicts (and their RTL accessories), however, commonly imagine themselves far superior in knowledge and morals, to others who actually do have and identify the facts! Such addicts oft "parade the narcosis" of their delusions of grand expertise!
Bork, an addict, misses all this. This is no criticism of him in particular; he has typical tobacco-addict symptoms.
Tobacco addicts (as Drs. Kellogg, Johnston, and others show), are quite unqualified to write on tobacco-connected matters; they do not, and cannot, perceive a connection, so they fabricate, confabulate, invent, distort, misinform, confuse, garble, re-distort, tirade, polemicize, disinform!
And that faction (purporting to be pro-life!!) is disproportionately anti-employee, anti-worker safety, anti-pure water, anti-pure air, pro-death, anti-life. They in essence fake [even if (for the aforesaid mental reasons), unknowingly] being pro-life. They mouth pro-life rhetoric, while they in reality massively sabotage the cause they profess.
The professions are purely for public consumption? No, not really; tobacco addicts are generally truly confused and unaware (anosognosia).
For more on motivation, see long-term Republican activist turned exposé-writer, Tanya Melich, The Republican War Against Women: An Insider's Report from Behind the Lines (New York: Bantam Books, 1996), showing the racist and anti-women policy to be deliberate.
See also Zack Exley, "Will the Real Pro-life Party Please Stand Up?" (15 August 2008).
Texas Senator Wendy Davis gave a definition of "pro-life" as follows: “I care about the life of every child: every child that goes to bed hungry, every child that goes to bed without a proper education, every child that goes to bed without being able to be a part of the Texas dream, every woman and man who worry about their children’s future and their ability to provide for that future. I care about life and I have a record of fighting for people above all else.” Result: "Conservatives are throwing a fit about her definition," says "Wendy Davis Redefines ‘Pro-Life,’ Enrages Anti-Choicers" (6 November 2013).
Amanda Fallin, Rachel Grana, Stanton A. Glantz, Ph.D., "‘To quarterback behind the scenes, third-party efforts’: the tobacco industry and the Tea Party" (British Medical Journal's "Tobacco Control," 8 February 2013) (Excerpt.)
Pam Martens, "IRS Sleuths Were on the Right Track: Big Tobacco Created Tea Party in 1994" (22 May 2013): "Big Tobacco not only created the Tea Party, it has promoted it over decades, pumped millions into marketing it, and pulled it out of its magic hat every time it needed to produce an overnight, spontaneous “grassroots” movement." [Details]. Thus IRS agents were on the right track, asking the real purpose of the conservative groups claiming 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(4) tax exempt status, as by federal law, "501(c)(4) organizations are civic leagues or associations operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare or local associations of employees with limited membership." Groups supporting the tobacco holocaust, Jack Kevorkian style, working to enable millions to be poisoned to death, are the extreme opposite of "promotion of social welfare"! And see non-scandal background; and Heather Cox Richardson, "GOP’s Shutdown Debacle Resembles Our First … in 1879!" (30 September 2013) ("A conservative minority [of Confederates, tobacco planters] refused to fund the government unless the president [Hayes] gave them their agenda. . . . the very same men who had made war against the government on the [Civil War] battlefield were making war against it from their congressional seats.")
See also Dr. Stanton Glantz, "Big Tobacco's Rightwing Pals and Fundees Aggressively Supporting ecigs" (25 January 2014), giving these examples: Heartland Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute, CATO Institute, and National Center for Public Policy Research.
|Bork in 1987, was already cited as misstating facts, to come up with some preconceived result he wanted. The height of unethical [or the aforesaid mental condition], he'd even do that in court cases before him!
“'He is ruthlessly result-oriented,' complains one attorney, who accuses Bork of deciding the outcome of cases in advance even if it requires misstating arguments presented to him.”—Ted Gest, “A New Majority Moves to the Right,” 103 US News & World Report (#2) pp 28-29 (13 July 1987).
Of course, a propensity to doing this (lying) in even ONE case, serves as an absolute bar, disqualification, to being a judge on any court, much less the Supreme Court. America has had enough of that type of judge, see case list of anti-factual Supreme Court decisions, at our Tiffany site.
“It should . . . . make you more suspicious of all legal and judicial institutions. Trust no one in power, including — especially — judges. Don't take judicial opinions at face value. Go back and check the transcript [record]. Cite-check the cases. You will be amazed how often you will find judges 'finessing' the facts and the law. Too often, legal observers take as a given judges' intellectual honesty.”—Prof. Alan M. Dershowitz, Letters to a Young Lawyer (Basic Books, 2001), p 11.
See also “A Lawyer's View of the Justice System,” by Joseph H. Delaney, in Analog Sci Fiction and Fact, Vol. CXVIX No. 7 & 8 (July/August 1999).
A “reputation . . . for truth and veracity . . . so notoriously bad that [a lawyer is] not to be believed under oath [surely, in decisions]” is to be disbarred, not be a lawyer anymore, says the Michigan Supreme Court, In the Matter of Mills, 1 Mich 392, 398 (1850).
That would include disbarment of judges “misstating arguments” in his cases.
Prof. Thomas E. Baker, "Bob Borks Amerika"
44 UCLA Law Rev (#4) 1185-1205 (April 1997)
|Note other morality-professing types, also smokers, tobacco addicts, e.g., William Bennett, Jesse Helms, Henry Hyde, Trent Lott, with their assertions having the same flaws as shown above.
Note that professed pro-life or "religious right" types (the term is "Pro-Life in Name Only," PLINO) such as Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, John Hagee, Ralph Reed, Kenneth Starr, Ronald Reagan, Pat Buchanan, William Bennett, George Bush I and II, Rush Limbaugh, Jesse Helms, John Ashcroft, Mitch McConnell, Karl Rove, Randall Terry, etc., take misleading views and positions of the type herein exposed. They don't expose the tobacco connections above-cited; yet they profess to be 'pro-life'! Aiding and abetting the mass obstruction and deaths as above shown, is that really pro-life?
Ask yourself, are they faking concern? Addiction explains smokers' disinformation. But these other people, don't they know better? They profess to teach!
"Conservatives had long maintained that the poor produced too many babies. More abortions would mean less children on welfare. But conservatives also cast about [1 Peter 5:8 style] for noneconomic issues that cut across class lines such as school prayers, homophobia, sexism, pornography in the arts, racism, affirmative action, family values, and fear of crime issues that might win support from modest-income voters who would otherwise have no common cause with the Right. When they discovered that working-class Roman Catholic and fundamentalist Protestant votes could be gleaned on the abortion issue, rightist politicians soon became supporters of compulsory pregnancy, in what was one of the most dramatic flip-flops of modern American politics," says Parenti, Myths, supra, p 43.
In the 1980 presidential campaign, "[e]verywhere [George H. W.] Bush went . . . he was followed by prolife demonstrators. [Bush asked] 'How am I going to get rid of these people?' [Answer] 'Change your position.' . . . He wanted to be president, and that is what the party activists required of him," says Robert D. Novak, The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in Washington (New York: Crown Forum, 2007), Chapter 28, p 341, citing his Completing the Revolution (1999).
Republican Presidential Candidate (2012) Willard ("Mitt") Romney has a long record of holding typical conservative pro-abortion views. See "Romney Invested in Medical-Waste Firm That Disposed of Aborted Fetuses, Government Documents Show" (Monday, 2 July 2012). He "had been part of an investment group that invested $75 million in Stericycle, a medical-waste disposal firm that has been attacked by anti-abortion groups for disposing aborted fetuses collected from family planning clinics." Romney's pro-abortion activism paid off handsomely, reaping "tens of millions of dollars in profits for Romney and his partners." Romney, age 65, continues to hold his formative years standard 1960's-1970's conservative Republican pro-abortion viewpoint, thus proclaims that he will not, if elected President, take any anti-abortion measures, 10 October 2012).
Rev. S. R. Shearer reveals the actual pro-death beliefs of such people, in "How the GOP and its ally, the Religious Right, have created a Death Cult" (10 February 2012) ("Contemporary conservatism is bent on destroying the social safety net (basic programs such as Social Security and unemployment insurance). . . . As recent data suggests, poverty leads to death and a diminished lifespan. When the ... Republicans stand against food stamps, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, and other programs for those displaced by the Great Recession, through actions both direct and indirect, they are in fact killing people.")
"Louisiana Will Stop Providing End of Life Care to Low-Income Americans" (20 January 2013) (Conservative Gov. Bobby Jindahl's policies mean that "low-income Louisianans with terminal illnesses, debilitating disabilities, and chronic long-term medical problems will no longer have access to the essential home and medical care that they need").
"My Family, Our Cancer, and the Murderous Cruelty of Conservatives" (Kurt Eichenwald, 15 July 2013) (Conservatives are shutting down health care facilities for the poor, with the result to kill them. One anti-abortion bill sponsor, Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, "the legislator who, famously in Texas, opposed state funding of prenatal care—essential for the health of babies—because fetuses “aren’t born yet.” Anti-aborts clearly have no regard for fetuses at all. They simply pretend concern, solely in anti-abort context, to scam their sheeple retard voters, conservatives who don't have the mental capacity to comprehend the anti-aborts hypocrisy and real agenda, aiding and abetting Big Business.)
Terrance Heath, Republican Death Panels (Tuesday, 31 July 2012) ("They are the six Republican governors who have vowed to refuse the Medicaid expansion that will happen most other states, under the Affordable Care Act — Rick Scott (FL), Rick Perry (TX), Phil Bryant (MS), Nikki Haley (SC), Terry Branstad (IA), and Bobby Jindal (LA). These Republican governors are opening the "trap door" that the Supreme Court installed in the Affordable Care Act, even at it upheld most of the law. But it's the poorest residents in these states, many of whom are African American and Latino, and who would have gained health coverage and access to care, that will fall through that trap door.") Just as they long have, the modern "Religious Right" calling themselves Republicans, still want minorities to die, whether by abortion or by denying health care.
The belief system supporting increasing death rate among the non-elite derives from the elite's education system, see background by Prof. Adam Howard, "Unlearning the Lessons of Privilege," Teaching Social Responsibility, Vol. 66(#8), May 2009) (has example of contempt of the affluent capitalist class for non-members of same). (See also Prof. Howard's Learning Privilege: Lessons of Power and Identity in Affluent Schooling (London: Routledge, 2007) ("Explores what educators, students and families at elite schools value most in education and how these values guide ways of knowing and doing that both create high standards for their educational programs and reinforce privilege as a collective identity. This book illustrates the ways that affluent students construct their own privilege.")
Republican National Committee women employees' health insurance covers abortions, says Jennifer Nedeau in the article "Low Income Women Can't Get Abortions, But RNC Staffers Can" (12 November 2009). The "staffers of the Republican National Committee have had abortion covered under their insurance plan since at least 1991."
"Hobby Lobby Hypocrisy; The Company's Retirement Plan Invests in Contraception Manufacturers" (1 April 2014) "more than $73 million"! "The company's owners argued [that the Health Care Reform Law] forced them to violate their religious beliefs [against contraception]. But while it was suing the government, Hobby Lobby spent millions of dollars on an employee retirement plan that invested in the manufacturers of the same contraceptive products the firm's owners cite in their lawsuit." The Supreme Court's "right to life" conservatives voted 5-4 to ignore the hypocrisy!
See also John LeBoutillier, "McCain's Character" (11 July 2006).
“When you head South, you're talking about two things—tobacco farmers and evangelicals,” said Ralph Reed (2000). This "Religious Right" / "Bible Belt" / tobacco role has been true for centuries!
Under Democrats, abortion rates go down. "After reaching 25 percent from a high of over 1.6 million in 1990 [George Bush I immediately after Ronald Reagan], the number of abortions performed annually in the U.S. has leveled off  at about 1.2 million a year," says U.S. Abortion Statistics By Year (1973-Current) (National Right to Life Factsheet, January 2012). This is a 400,000 decline once Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama took office.
For background on, e.g.,
For related background on PLINO's, see, e.g.,
Note also the genocidal propensities of "Christians" documented by, e.g., Prof. David E. Stannard, American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World (Oxford Univ. Press, 1992) (Excerpts). See also his video lecture "American Holocaust: The Destruction of America's Native Peoples" (Vanderbilt Univ., 30 Oct 2008).
Why do Religious Righters believe nonsense spouted by fools and misfits, rather than the real truth stated by experts? See the answer by Eastern Nazarene College evangelical professors Randall J. Stephens (History) and Karl W. Giberson (Physics), writing in The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011), especially Chapter 6, page 244, the undereducated seek "cultural cues" thus believe "someone just like us" rather than experts "with whom we have nothing in common." The undereducated in short, go by prejudice, eiesgesis, tergiversation, B.S. This is a continuation of the approach and atttitude of the Old South's white trash, analyzed thusly: “The readiness with which Southern [Religious Righters] prefer the most false and audacious claims . . . exhibits a state of society in which truth and honor are but little respected,” says Lewis Tappan, Address to the Non-slaveholders of the South: on The Social and Political Evils of Slavery (New York: S.W. Benedict, 1843), p 36.
See also Greg Palast, “The Assassination of Hugo Chávez” (3 July 2006) (on Pat Robertson's pro-assassination goal); and Dahlia Lithwick, "Justice's Holy Hires" (The Washington Post, 8 April 2007) aka "How Pat Robertson's law school is changing America"
See also Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America: An Evangelical's Lament, (Perseus Books, July 2006) by Randall Balmer, Prof., American Religious History, Barnard College. (See excerpt from The Chronicle of Higher Education, Vol 52, Issue 42, Page B6: "And what about abortion, the issue that the religious right decided in the early 1980s was its signature concern? Since January 2003, the Republican and religious-right coalition has controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress—yet, curiously, it has not tried to outlaw abortion. Why? Could it be that its members are less interested in actually reducing the incidence of abortion itself (in which case they should seek to alter public opinion on the matter) than in continuing to use abortion as a potent political weapon?")
For background on, e.g., PLINO cigarette smoker Ronald Reagan, see, e.g.,
This non-delivery "on their issues" can be understood by the fact that RTL's alleged issues, are a PLINO scam, not intended to be delivered on, but instead, to serve as a cover for RTL's policy to endorse anti-family, anti-union, anti-environment, pro-guns, pro-war, pro-tobacco candidates.
Note this pro-tobacco-death behavior pattern rampant in the PLINO professed 'pro-life' movement.
Note the disproportionate number of what our ancestors would call "Confederates" among them, people who typically cover up their real beliefs, and transmit their notions generation after generation.
Notice it among them. Bottom line: the pretended 'pro-life'!! movement is the tobacco-death lobby by another name. Never met a tobacco-lobby view or line-of-reasoning it doesn't support! A rose, or thorn, by any other name. . . .
Here in Michigan, July 2004, who were leaders against increasing cigarette tax? Many PLINO "right-to-life" politicians!!--intentionally losing an opportunity to help discourage smoking, holocaust, abortion. . . . RTL leadership refused to speak out.
Foreseeable result: Causing much of the very evils they allege, claim, profess, purport, to oppose!
Since the modern RTL movement came along in the 1970's, obstructing prevention, fighting the non-smoker movement, it has been aiding and abetting tobacco effects. Wherefore, abortions, drug abuse, AIDS, terrorism, etc. have come along, or vastly increased.
Matural and probable consequences of obstructing prevention, are in law, intended.
For more on their opposing prevention, see, e.g., "Why the Anti-Choice Movement Is on the Verge of Civil War," by Cristina Page (AlterNet, 31 July 2009).
Such people who talk for morals, while behind-the-scenes, obstructing them, follow the classic Southern mole approach, used in slavery, and carried on for generation after generation, of professing to be for morality, liberty, etc., while sabotaging them! For background on this, see Rev. William Goodell, Slavery and Anti-Slavery (1852), p 131.
False “Christians” have a record of turning others away from Christianity, currently, see Karen Horst Cobb, “No Longer a Christian” [25 October 2004] and historically, in the slavery era.
See references by e.g., Pastor Brian D. McLaren, The Secret Message of Jesus (W Pub Group, 2006), saying “that Christians should be more concerned about creating a just 'Kingdom of God' on earth than about getting into heaven” (reference “Evangelical Author Puts Progressive Spin On Traditional Faith,” by Caryle Murphy, Washington Post (Sunday, 10 September 2006, p A1)). This rejects “'The modern [alleged] Christian formula of 'I mentally assent to the fact that Jesus died for my sins and therefore I get to live forever in heaven' . . . is entirely cognitive,' said Ken Archer, 33, a D.C. software entrepreneur who is studying philosophy at Catholic University. 'It's a mathematical formula [that] leaves the rest of our being unfulfilled.'”
See also James Carroll, "The Many Forms of Fundamentalism" (Boston Globe, 19 March 2007).
Bill Scher,“Conservative SCHIP Plan Going Ka-Bluey” (4 September 2007) (“Remember when conservatives wanted to 'devolve' power away from Washington towards the states? . . . . But now that states are acting compassionately and broadening eligibility so all kids can actually be covered, conservatives no longer want to empower the states. They want to lecture and limit the states.”)
David D. Kirkpatrick, “The Evangelical Crackup” (28 October 2007) (“The pendulum in the Christian world has swung back to the moderate point of view. The real battle now is among evangelicals.”—Terry Fox, an ousted "Religious Right" type from Wichita, Kansas)
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