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Evidently perennial candidate Alan Keyes has given up on presidential politics for the time being and is going into the tree business.  In a recent essay called "How to tell a bad tree" he claims the best way to determine the condition of a tree is by the quality of its fruit.  

According to the nomadic gasbag whose business card reads "Have Mouth Will Travel":

Using Obama as an example, one of his fruits appears to be making sure that abortion and infanticide are sanctioned as right and lawful. God's will for us condemns the taking of innocent human life. Obama's fruit is contrary to God's will, and therefore bad. But a good tree cannot bear bad fruit. Therefore Obama is a bad tree. This means that all his fruit is objectively bad; however it may look to us. We cannot cherry pick the fruit of a bad tree once we have determined its objective condition. This puts the lie to the actions of those so-called Christian leaders who think we can support Obama when he does what is good, and oppose him when he does wrong. According to Christ's criterion, no fruit that he produces can be good. Though it looks good, and may produce what seem to us to be good results, according to Christ's rule of moral reasoning, his fruit is bad because he is bad.

I don't pretend to be an expert on judging the quality of fruit, but I do know about nuts when I see them and this Bozo is nuttier than a fruitcake.

Originally posted to Karole Noymann on Thu Jan 29, 2009 at 06:08 PM PST.

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