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Herman Cain is a religious bigot

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Pizza magnate Herman Cain, a long-shot candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, SAYS any Muslim appointees in his administration would have to take loyalty oaths that would not be required of non-Muslims.

What an incredibly un-American notion that is! Cain should find himself some other country in which he can peddle such bigotry.

Our Constitution specifically forbids the kind of oath Cain would require.  Article VI, paragraph 3, states that:

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.

But, of course, Cain’s ignorance of the Constitution extends beyond the matter of religious tests. Just a few weeks ago, he said this: “You see, the United States federal government, folks, has no jurisdiction over bankruptcy law. States do!”

Herman might want to check Article I of the Constitution, which clearly grants Congress the power to enact “uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States.”

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  1. Neftali

    Its fairly apparent Cain hasn’t put enough thought into his stump speeches.

    Here he claims he would not sign any bills longer than 3 pages, which would have excluded the Civil Rights Act among others….

    http://mariopiperni.com/republican-madness/herman-cain-a-republicans-republican.php

    And here he wants A ‘Great Wall Of China’ Or A ‘Moat With Alligators’ Along Mexican Border. I’m not going to bother looking up how many thousands of miles that moat would be, but I do figure that would take a LOT of alligators to put it mildly.

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/herman-cain-wants-a-great-wall-of-china-or-a-moat-with-alligators-along-mexican-border/

    On the other hand, the goal is just to rally up the base at this point. Statistics and actual real implementable policy be damned. He can always talk a bit more serious when the debates come around. If that’s his strategy, he’s not completely loco. But somehow, I get the impression he doesn’t know what he’s doing, and he doesn’t really have a plan.

  2. Neftali

    Well…I think this pretty much sums things up that this guy has a lot to learn.

    Herman Cain: Homosexuality is a sin and a choice

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20070225-503544.html#ixzz1OoPATCtF

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