Political And Other Miscellany From A Stout Democrat In Dallas Texas.
"Politics is the only game for adults." --from Robert A. Heinlein's Double Star

Friday, July 29, 2005

THE MAN WHO WOULD BE PONTIFEX MAXIMUS: This is taken from the transcript of the July 12 Hardball,
in which Chris Matthews discusses the pending Supreme Court nominations with Senator Joseph Biden.

MATTHEWS: What about "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, would you support a judge who wanted to get rid of it?

BIDEN: I would find, no, probably not. The reason would be not because of that particular decision but because I would wonder about how he could have arrived at that reading of the Constitution. Where does it say, in the Establishment Clause of the Constitution, that this nation does not recognize a deity? I believe that the Establishment Clause, which is the one that says you can have no established religion in the First Amendment, I believe means just that - you cannot favor one belief or non-belief over another belief. But the notion of recognizing the existence of a deity is totally consistent with in my view a proper reading of the Constitution and has been for as I said two centuries.
This fool with Presidential ambitions is either dangerously thoughtless, hopelessly stupid, willfully misleading, or a covert theocrat. Whichever is the case, he shouldn't be serving in any office which requires an oath of allegiance to the Constitution. He can't or won't even comprehend it. Such trimmers enable the monsters who come later. (Found at Busy, Busy, Busy.)


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