Federal Judge Janice Rogers Brown, a far-right nominee who was appointed to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2005, recently spoke to students at Harding University in Arkansas. Brown, known for her strident legal views on the “socialist revolution” of Social Security and other topics, set her sights on critics of the Religious Right and our supposed “demands”:
Brown said those who attack the religious right “essentially argue (that) the true American religion demands acceptance of, indeed submission to, a common political vision — their vision.”
In the 20th century, secular humanism crept into American and Western governments, promising openness and tolerance for diverse groups, religions and philosophies, she said.
“What we got was narrow positivism, moral relativism and the totalitarian reign of the radical multiculturalist,” Brown said. “It promised peace. What we got was a process of permanent revolution, tumult, strife and a ceaseless assault upon the foundations of faith, family and civil society. It promised if not the pursuit of truth, at least rationality and acknowledgment of objective reality. What we got was postmodernism.” The battle, in her view, is not political but theological: “Contrary to the prevailing secularist dogma … a society cannot exist without a fighting faith. Where society has nothing to die for, it has nothing to live for and cannot long survive.”
Brown is occasionally touted by the far Right as a future Supreme Court nominee.