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Lawmaker Fears Election of 'More Muslims'

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Keith Ellison, who is the first Muslim elected to Congress, has angered some neoconservatives, who want him to swear on a Bible before he takes office.
http://news.aol.com/elections/story/_a/lawmaker-fears-election-of-more-muslims/20061220182909990001

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." - Bill of Rights

Quakers, a group important in the formation of this country, have refused for generations to be 'sworn in' to office, opting instead to make an affirmation. Affirmations are guaranteed in the Constitution. At least two American presidents were affirmed, rather than sworn, into office. Four presidents have been inaugurated without even taking their oath on "America's holiest book." Franklin Pierce was affirmed, and swore no oath, Rutherford Hayes initially had a private ceremony with no Bible before his public ceremony, Theodore Roosevelt had no Bible at his ceremony, and Lyndon Johnson used a missal during his first term.

Despite Prager's insistence that "for all of American history, Jews elected to public office have taken their oath on the Bible, even though they do not believe in the New Testament," it is clear that he is wrong. Linda Lingle, Governor of Hawaii, took the oath of office on a Torah in 2001. Madeleine Kunin, a Jewish Immigrant and Governor of Vermont "rested her left hand on a stack of old prayer books that had belonged to her mother, grandparents, and great grandfather" as "a physical expression of the weight of Jewish history."
 

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The letter was made public by John Cruickshank, the chairman of the Piedmont group of the Sierra Club in central Virginia, who had received it after writing to Goode about environmental issues. Duncan said that Goode's office had sent the letter to Cruickshank by mistake.
Retarded redneck rep with a retarded redneck staff. LOL.
 
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Every single muslim everywhere must be viewed with suspicion, as there is not a single muslim on this planet who can be trusted not to secretly be planning to slice someone's head off with a dull butcher knife, or take secret sick glee at the sight of the videos of other muslims doing so that they see on Islam's equivalent of CNN.

Islam Delenda Est!
 
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I don't give a rat's ass what version of the Sky Fairy elected representatives believe in, as long as it doesn't predispose them to behave contrary to the interests of the American people.

And I personally find the idea of swearing by any book to be an exercise in stupidity. If they're going to lie, cheat and steal, having them put their hand on some book full of lies about cheating and stealing should not inspire confidence that they won't do the same on the taxpayer's dime.
 
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Every single Jew everywhere must be viewed with suspicion, as there is not a single Jew on this planet who can be trusted not to secretly be planning to slice a pound of flesh from someone's body with a pen, or take overt sick glee at the sight of the videos of other Jews doing so every day in any News source.

Delenda est Judaica!
 
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Muslims in America are attempting to islamify America.

By itself, who gives a shit? The christians try their proselytization and so do the jews and all the other kooks out there.

However, the muslims are the only ones who have admitted that they don't want to share and that the disposal of the constitution is a top priority. Forcing cities to issue the muslim prayer call through loudspeakers is not in America's interest.

Old article, but it passed and is in effect:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/04/20/national/main612805.shtml

We outlawed naziism in the past. Islam needs to be outlawed likewise.
 
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Cranky Bastard said:
Muslims in America are attempting to islamify America.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/04/20/national/main612805.shtml

We outlawed naziism in the past. Islam needs to be outlawed likewise.
But Majewski, the City Council president, said: "I think the people of Hamtramck are extraordinarily tolerant, just as evidenced by the fact that they choose to live in Hamtramck with people from all over the world."
Pfft, tolerant. I would move elsewhere.
 
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