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America, Not Keith Ellison, decides what book a congressman takes his oath on

GwenEams Wrote: Aug 03, 2012 12:16 PM
Mr. Prager, your bible may be used by a majority of Americans but it is not my book. It doesn't make sense that a person would be sworn to an oath on a book that he does not believe in, and your brand of religion, regardless your claim of "America's religion", is not for everyone and should not be forced on everyone. Read a little American history and try to remember that freedom of religion also means freedom from religion.
Pinkmusic Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 4:17 PM
Dennis loves to go on about " E Pluribus Unum", but he doesn't seem to know what it means. It means, "Out of the many, one". So, you need a "many". And in this case, the "many" are the different holy books. Personally, I don't believe in god at all, and I don't see the point of being forced to swear on a book you don't believe in in order to get to do your job. If a racist wanted to swear on " "Mein Kampf,", well, I'd be concerned about the fact such a person was elected, not about the book they used. If a Scientologist or Mormon wanted to swear on a book that is holy to them, fine. If an atheist doesn't want to swear on a book at all, again fine

Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress, has announced that he will not take his oath of office on the Bible, but on the bible of Islam, the Koran.

He should not be allowed to do so -- not because of any American hostility to the Koran, but because the act undermines American civilization.

First, it is an act of hubris that perfectly exemplifies multiculturalist activism -- my culture trumps America's culture. What Ellison and his Muslim and leftist supporters are saying is that it is of no consequence what America holds as its...

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