Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Minimum Qualifications

The Constitution requires that members of the House of Representatives be at least 25, citizens for seven years, and residents of the states which send them to Congress.  That — and a shitload of money — are all you need to be a Congressperson.  Sadly, the Constitution does not require that members actually comprehend the Constitution itself.

Jody Hice, a Baptist minister and talk-radio host, is running for Congress in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District as a stern defender of the First Amendment and religious freedom. But that freedom does not apply to those of the Muslim faith.

“Although Islam has a religious component, it is much more than a simple religious ideology,” Hice wrote in his 2012 book. “It is a complete geo-political structure and, as such, does not deserve First Amendment protection.”

So the First Amendment applies only to the right religion: Christianity.  The rest are all just heathens and shouldn’t be here anyway.

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  1. Wouldn’t that cut both ways. If it was not a religion it could be taught in schools. Prayer rug anyone.

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