Thursday, December 14, 2006

Roy Moore, Clearly Unfit

To have ever been allowed to serve as a judge.

Aside from his actions revolving around his trying to force his religion onto everyone who entered his court, Roy is making it clear that he doesn't understand the bedrock legal principals this nation was built upon.

Roy has decided that a person of the Islamic faith should not be allowed to serve in congress. It appears that he has forgotten one small detail, article IV of the US Constitution.

no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

And Roy's little proposal would seem to be a direct violation of this. Of course, Roy seems to have no problems with violating the constitution.

The gross stupidity of so many of the leaders of the right wing never fails to astound me.

And Roy, one last note. A congressperson is not required to swear upon anything when they give their oath. Keith Ellison (D-Mn) had made the choice to add a personal religious bond to his oath, but that is his choice, not a federal requirement. If a person is going to add a religious bond to an oath, it should be a bond that they embrace. To do otherwise would make the oath useless.


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