Wednesday, January 03, 2007

You gotta Love It

Rep.-elect Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, found himself under attack last month when he announced he'd take his oath of office on the Koran -- especially from Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode, who called it a threat to American values.

Yet the holy book at tomorrow's ceremony has an unassailably all-American provenance. We've learned that the new congressman -- in a savvy bit of political symbolism -- will hold the personal copy once owned by Thomas Jefferson
...Jefferson's copy is an English translation by George Sale published in the 1750s; it survived the 1851 fire that destroyed most of Jefferson's collection and has his customary initialing on the pages. This isn't the first historic book used for swearing-in ceremonies -- the Library has allowed VIPs to use rare Bibles for inaugurations and other special occasions....

One person unlikely to be swayed by the book's illustrious history is Goode, who released a letter two weeks ago objecting to Ellison's use of the Koran. "I believe that the overwhelming majority of voters in my district would prefer the use of the Bible," the Virginia Republican told Fox News, and then went on to warn about what he regards as the dangers of Muslims immigrating to the United States and Muslims gaining elective office.

Yeah, but what about a Koran that belonged to one of the greatest Virginians in history? Goode, who represents Jefferson's birthplace of Albemarle County, had no comment yesterday.


BIGDOG said...

What say you MTJ. oh and dont get soft on me ever again.Dont ever doubt me.

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BIGDOG said...

Looks like the LAW supports what i have told you MTJ. Now take it up with the legislator's.

"No court, justice, or judge shall have jurisdiction to hear or consider an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed by or on behalf of an alien detained by the United States who has been determined by the United States to have been properly detained as an enemy combatant or is awaiting such determination." 28 U.S.C. 2241(e)(1) (Section 7)

In other words, no non-citizen held as a potential enemy combatant may seek habeas corpus relief. Such detainees must simply wait until the military sees fit to convene a detainee status review tribunal (under the procedures described in the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005)."

You are not a fucking bad.

BIGDOG said...

Oh and i love the fact these talk show hosts, when challenged, always excuse themselves for lack of information; saying they have a life.

Have a life? LOL

Wow, but they always find time to bash bush. In fact...if it fits into their agenda then they have time. Im done being nice.

Anonymous said...

An oath of office in modern american government is a comedy, not a ceremony. Oh right, libs trust the government when it is run by the right group of criminals.


BIGDOG said...

I bet if this had been a Bush official MTJ and his cronies would been all over this. Blaming Bush for destroying secret documents so Bush could lie his way into war. Pffffft!!! Clinton and Berger are now on my official shit list.