What do you say about the man who killed the abortion doctor?
You know, had it been the other way around — had there been someone who went and killed this man, so the judge would have said, “For killing this anti-abortion man, two years probation.” That’s what happens; that’s what the judges do today.
The same thing is if, chas v’shalom, a criminal would stop you in the street, and you happen to have a knife, and the criminal wants to attack you, so you take your knife and you slit his throat. So the courts say you did a very big crime. If you hadn’t slit his throat, and he would have done chalilah the same thing to you, he would have gotten off with nothing, with nothing at all. But the fact that you slit his throat, the judge would throw the worst sentence at you. He’ll sentence you to prison – he would even give you the electric chair if they had it in that state.
Everybody knows how crazy the wicked judges are today. If a judge can give four million and four hundred thousand dollars to a mugger who was shot and wounded while he was escaping from the scene of a crime, so then we see how crazy the judges are today.
And so we say boruch Hashem that Cuomo [former NY State governor] was knocked out of office. Boruch Hashem that Dinkins [former NYC mayor] was knocked out of office too.
And I want to tell you, when you say, שובר אויבים ומכניע זדים you should have that in mind. Hashem breaks the enemies and He makes low the wicked. If Teddy Kollek was knocked out of office in Yerushalayim, we say, “Boruch Hashem, that Hakodosh Boruch Hu was שובר אויבים ומכניע זדים.” Boruch Hashem, that they and many other such reshaim were knocked out of office. Don’t ignore that – it’s something we have to daven for. I’m not going to say the names of all of them, because they’ll all become my enemies! But all the reshaim who lost out in the elections – we say שובר אויבים ומכניע זדים; we thank Hashem and we make the bracha with kavana, with a gusto.
And don’t think that just because they’re not enemies of the Jewish people, so they’re not our enemies. It makes no difference; they’re enemies of the people and we’re part of the people! We suffer from them and therefore we’re happy to see the downfall of the wicked who are ruining America.
TAPE # 990 (December 1994)