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…..it 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”