Thursday, January 04, 2007

At The Risk Of Being Considered Out of Touch

In the midst of this historic day of deserved celebration as the Dems ascend to power, there has been a lot of outrage in other areas. The far-Left is pissed that the Dems haven't impeached Bush yet, and the some in the GOP are whining over supposed impositions on their minority rights in the House.

One story that refuses to die, is the absurd phony outrage over Rep. Keith Ellison's swearing in on a Koran. Thomas Jefferson's Koran, no less. It should be noted that the official swearing in is done en masse, without any book at all. Besides, he has the right to swear on whatever book he wants.

Not convinced? Consider Article 6, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution:

"The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."

Can someone please clue in Dennis Prager and Virgil Goode?


Roland Dodds said...

He could swear in on a copy of Mad Magazine for all I care. If he wants to be sworn in on his personal holly book, I don’t understand why folks are making such a big deal out of it.

Rafique Tucker said...

Right. That's my point.

Not Your Mama said...

I'd actually prefer he used Mad Magazine but hey, not my call.

The religious right is out of control, about time they have to share space with non-christians.