Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The ‘Pro-God’ And The ‘Pro-GOP’ At The DOJ

Graduating from a good law school with strong grades and excellent credentials hasn’t meant much to the hiring officials at the U.S. Department of Justice. Apparently, in the Bush administration you just have to be a fundamentalist Xian.

As Mike commented at American’s United, “Change the world through discrimination, oppression, bigotry, and lack of intellectual honesty. Gotta love the RR’s vision for a better America.”

Justice Injustice: Regent Grad Hired Only The ‘Pro-God’ And The ‘Pro-GOP’ At The DOJ

The New York Times says that senior aides to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales broke the law by hiring applicants based on political affiliation, and that the head of this operation was former White House liaison for the Justice Department Monica Goodling.

Goodling is a graduate of Regent University School of Law, a school founded by televangelist Pat Robertson in 1986. The vision of the school is to transform “society by affirming and teaching principles of truth, justice and love as described in the Holy Scriptures, embodied in the person of Jesus Christ and enabled through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

That vision seems to fit right in line with that of President George W. Bush’s “faith-based” vision for our country. Not surprisingly, since Bush took office in 2001, 150 Regent alumni were hired into federal government positions. Prior to this, it was rare for Regent graduates to join the federal government, according to The Boston Globe. The school ranks in the lowest tier of law schools in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.

“When the Bush administration came to power, it looked to Regent for a reliable pool of well-groomed Republican ideologues eager to wage the culture war from the inside,” the Huffington Post wrote.

Full story by Sandhya Bathija

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