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.”