Alan Dershowitz

January 12, 1999

Angry comments and outright hyperbole have often surrounded the impeachment proceedings. But some of the most disturbing comments have come from the talk shows. Yesterday I mentioned some of the comments by the Vice President on the Jesse Jackson Show. Today I would like to recite what Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said recently. When I quoted it recently on a radio program, many said they hadn't heard it and wanted a copy of what he said.

Here is the quote from Alan Dershowitz. He said, "A vote against impeachment is not a vote for Bill Clinton. It is a vote against bigotry. It's a vote against fundamentalism. It's a vote against anti-environmentalism. It's a vote against the right-to-life movement. It's a vote against the radical right. This is truly the first battle in a great culture war. And if this President is impeached, it will be a great victory for the forces of evil, evil--genuine evil."

This is a pretty amazing quote. First, he makes it clear that you don't have to like Bill Clinton or his behavior, just as long as you agree with his policies. As some have said even more bluntly, character doesn't matter as long as you're right on the issues in other words, you promote the Left's agenda.

Second, Professor Dershowitz lists who he believes are the good guys and the bad guys. The good guys are pro-choice and pro-environmentalism. The bad guys are fundamentalists, right-to-life advocates, and the radical right. If you support Bill Clinton, you are supporting the good guys. If you vote to impeach Bill Clinton you are supporting the forces of evil. Which leads to the third point: we are in a culture war and the forces of evil (read: you and me) are winning. Wow, and to think that Alan Dershowitz calls us intolerant.

I'm Kerby Anderson of Probe Ministries, and that's my opinion.

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