I could just turn the radio off. But, I want to here the local news updates at the top and bottom of the hour.
The discussion topic for the second hour of Spud’s show today was Keith Ellison’s choice to use a Koran to be sworn in to Congress. He went to a commercial break saying “Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing?”
Hmm… the 1st Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing?
Hmm… being Muslim. Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing?
What a stupid question. How about we analyze the un-American, anti-Constitutional reaction to Ellison’s attempt to freely practice his religion? That’s what I want my AM talk show to discuss. The erosion of the rights granted by the Constitution affects both liberal and conservative Americans.
I suppose the next topic will be: What version of the Bible should Congressmembers use to be sworn in?
A caller reminded Spud of the 1st Amendment, quoted above, and the more relevant section of the Constitution, Article VI:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.Hmm… the Constitution. Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing?