Thursday, January 04, 2007

What Are They Thinking?

Most have probably heard the uproar over Keith Ellison taking his oath of office using the Quran.  But what is this guy thinking when he says:

"Insofar as a member of Congress taking an oath to serve America and uphold its values is concerned, America is interested in only one book, the Bible. If you are incapable of taking an oath on that book, don't serve in Congress."

What is he talking about? Did he overlook the Constitution? Remember that line from Article VI - you know, the one that says, "n o religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States"

And then, astonishingly, he concludes, " If Keith Ellison is allowed to change that [using a book other than the Bible], he will be doing more damage to the unity of America and to the value system that has formed this country than the terrorists of 9-11."

Never mind this guy, this guy, this guy or this guy already did it hundreds of years ago and, as I live and breathe, the Republic still stands!

Or what about these guys when they ask us to "[s] end an email asking your U.S. Representative and Senators to pass a law making the Bible the book used in the swearing-in ceremony of Representatives and Senators"?

I grow in admiration of the foresight the founders had in framing the Constitution every time I hear some statement like that!

Read a great article on the overall topic here.

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