The Spitfire's Grill
Regular Rants from a Pragmatic Liberal
Saturday, April 16, 2005
 
Bill Frist vs. Our Constitution
Mr. Frist may want to re-read that little document he swore to protect when he placed his hand on the Bible (or, maybe the Bible isn't as important as '08). The U.S. Constitution:

Article. VI.

Clause 3: 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.

(emphasis mine)
By now we all know that Mr Frist is participating in this mockery of religion. I'm sure Mr Frist is highly willing to let Jews, Hindus, Muslims, etc on the Court benches. BUT, the loonies he's decided to get in bed with (pun intended) don't have that same desire. They literally want every judge, like the well-dressed white kid in their poster, to rule with a gavel in one hand and a Bible in the other.

So is it Frist guilty by association of putting the Constitution in jeopardy? Absolutely. If he started to court the anarchist vote or the segregationist vote, people would sweat bullets that our Constitution won't be protected.

Hopefully his will to go through with the nuclear option is about as strong as his will to protect the Constitution.


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