Wednesday, October 12, 2005

President violates Constitution

from the Washington Post:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12: "President Bush sought again today to reassure conservatives about his Supreme Court nominee, Harriet E. Miers, and he said that Ms. Miers's religion was pertinent to the overall discussion about her."

The US Constitution says (Article VI, Clause 3): 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. [emphasis added]

Conservatives and Fundamentalists complained that liberals were trying to apply a religious litmus test against Roberts, and one Senator (anyone remember which one?) pointed out that they were accusing him of violating his oath of office to defend the Constitution. Now these same Conservatives and Fundamentalists are trying to apply a religious test for the civil office of the Supreme Court.

Personally, I think Jesus talked about hypocrites so much because he knew what his followers would turn into. Muhammad talked about them a lot, too. I don't consider myself a follower of Muhammad, and I don't know if he was just echoing Jesus on this, but both their religions are full of hypocrites. We just happen to have more "Christian" hypocrites in the United States.

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