Thursday, November 30, 2006

 

I'd Probably Swear on The Illuminatus! Trilogy, Just To Confuse Everyone

All right, folks, compare and contrast.

Article VI of the US 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 in the United States. (emphasis mine)

The latest column of Dennis Prager, who is, as I'm supposed to believe, a person who knows his shit:

Forgive me, but America should not give a hoot what Keith Ellison's favorite book is. 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. In your personal life, we will fight for your right to prefer any other book. We will even fight for your right to publish cartoons mocking our Bible. But, Mr. Ellison, America, not you, decides on what book its public servants take their oath. (emphasis not mine, can't be fixed, damn Blogger Beta to the deepest pit of Hell)


So, despite the fact that our founding fathers clearly told us that we could swear on Action Comics #1 if we wanted to, every incoming Congressman should swear on the Bible, or they're not a Congressman. And it is for bullshit-- I mean, "well-reasoned opinions" like this that Prager earns the big bucks and, more importantly, an audience and credibility.

Between this and the children's book on Mexican stomping, I'm really starting to wonder about the state of America.

Comments:
I made a similar comment elsewhere, but I wish I was in a position to swear on a copy of "The Fountainhead" to really fuck with Prager's head.
 
You're sure he wouldn't give you a blowjob there on the House floor?
 
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