The issue goes beyond Keith Ellison

Even before being “sworn” in as a Congressman, Keith Ellison, has already caused great controversy and divide in America. In fact, this is my THIRD article on this subject alone!!!

Why, because of his statements regarding the use of a Koran for his “swearing in” ceramony!! His office calls the “outrage” by those of us that see this as a slap in the face as a “broo-haa-haa”…and goes into the “freedom of religion” stance!!

In my opinion, this is NOT a freedom of religion issue…this is an issue about AMERICAN values, traditions and culture and what AMERICA stands for!!

Let him take his prayer rug, face Mecca 5 times a day and pray away…. but do NOT throw the “religion” of people who want to kill Americans, who are at war with our Country and have killed and wounded our troops in the battlefield, into our face while taking an “oath” to protect and serve our country!!!!!!!

Although Ellison is going to use this as a “I’ll do what in the hell I want because I have the right” issue this goes way beyond Ellison… goes to the heart and soul of America!!!

Rymes with Right, who has a differing opinion regarding my stance on this particular issue, has made a good point of:

Frankly, my preference would be that every public official take their oath of office upon an open copy of the US Constitution in the hope of inspiring fidelity to THAT document.

I could go for that…….

And FautlineUSA has another excellent article I would suggest you reading on this subject and has another suggestion:

Perhaps it’s time for a constitutional amendment?

I submit for example: “No person shall hold any office or public Trust under the United States who adheres to or gives allegiance to any religion, ideology, or organization which by word, nature, association, or action has shown intent to undermine the sovereignty of these United States!”

Unfortunately, neither of these great suggestions will ever be considered in this politically correct society…..America, as we knew it, is slowly slipping and unless and until WE THE PEOPLE start shouting “no more” and continue to shout “no more”, not giving in or giving up, we will turn around one day and not even know where we are or what country we live in!!!

Theodore Roosevelt wrote in 1907:

“In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile…We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

We must also remember the saying:

“There are none so blind as he who will not see”


4 Responses to The issue goes beyond Keith Ellison

  1. Mark says:

    I’m pretty sure that Ellison calls himself an American, flies the American flag and speaks English. Roosavelt had nothing to say about forcing immigrants to switch religions. Just because the majority of Americans are Christians, America is not an officially Christian nation. Let Ellison swear on whatever book he chooses.

  2. Thank you for your excellent series of articles on the Keith Ellison oath taking issue. Thanks also for the heads up to the Faultline USA suggestion for a Constitutional Amendment. You are right – that won’t fly today. But more and more Americans are becoming fed up with the p.c. leftist “Loose Bolts” (like the previous commenter) and in time, and with continued effort by sensible bloggers, the tides will turn. My only fear is that Americans must wake up before it’s too late.

    You are absolutely right: “America, as we knew it, is slowly slipping and unless and until WE THE PEOPLE start shouting “no more” and continue to shout “no more”, not giving in or giving up, we will turn around one day and not even know where we are or what country we live in!!!”

    I believe that many of us are already wondering what country we live in today. Thanks for the Teddy Roosevelt quote. That needs to be repeated often!!!

  3. This is a ridiculous post. No one feels “divided” over this situation except for Christian supremacists and whining bigots. Get a life. Nice comment Mark. Thankfully, I believe that it’s sane people like you who are in the majority in this country.

  4. America WAS founded on Judeo-Christian values AND principals and it is THESE values and principals, which were supported by our Founding Fathers!!

    From Religion and the Founding of the America Republic:

    “The Continental-Confederation Congress, a legislative body that governed the United States from 1774 to 1789, contained an extraordinary number of deeply religious men. …… the legislators and the public considered it appropriate for the national government to promote a nondenominational, nonpolemical Christianity.

    …..Congress was guided by “covenant theology,” a Reformation doctrine especially dear to New England Puritans, which held that God bound himself in an agreement with a nation and its people.

    ….The first national government of the United States, was convinced that the “public prosperity” of a society depended on the vitality of its religion. ”

    Enough history lesson…it is a shame that there are those out there that don’t want to see or accept any “truths” about the founding of our country whether they agree with those “truths” or not!!

    Lightning Bolt:
    “…Christian supremacists and whining bigots.” This shows alot about your attitude and your apparent “far left indoctrination”!! I always say that “Conversatives must protect liberals from themselves”!! 🙂

    No one ever said that Ellison was NOT an American, didn’t speak English, etc. His choice of “book” is of a concern due to what that particular “book” is about! Better he used nothing at all!! I am sorry that you cannot see how using a “book” that condones killing of “infidels” (the American people, by the way) a problem! We will agree to disagree!

    Taken from post by FaultlineUSA:

    ““The Koran Chapter Sura 9:29-30 states clearly, “Make War on the Christians and the Jews…Do battle with them!” “Kill those who join other Gods with Allah wherever ye shall find them, and lay wait for them with every kind of ambush: but if they shall convert to Islam then let them go their way.”

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