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Thursday, June 16, 2016

No Religious Tests...Again.

Certainly have refrained from commenting on the Orlando shooting. This is in part because I had a feeling that more information would be forthcoming that would confound a straightforwards Islamic terrorism angle. In the meantime, I see once again that Obama is trotting out the No Religious Tests(tm) argument against the proposed temporary bad on non-citizen Muslims entering the country (particularly from States involved in Jihadi activities). The commander in chief, a proclaimed Constitutional Scholar [sic] apparently thinks that the "no religious tests" commentary, derived from the US Constitution applies to immigration. I've had the opportunity to discuss the No Religious Tests argument back in 2011:
So apparently not only do some people in the Rick Perry camp think that Mormonism is a cult but also think that not being a "true believer in Christ" is a disqualification for the office of President of the United States. While the Ghost could care less what anyone thinks about someone's religion, it strikes him as particularly odd that a party that purports to be about the "protection of the constitution" would apparently have not read the document.
People love to trot out the Constitution when it suits their purposes. Of course it helps to actually know what the document says:
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.
It would be nice if members of the press would do their job and correct any politician, including our Constitutional Scholar [sic] Obama, that the "no religious tests" portion of the Constitution only applies to those Senators, Representatives, Judicial Officers and other "Office or public Trust". It does not apply to immigration or naturalization.

That is all.