You have a problem if Barack Obama is a Muslim.

Not a question, but a statement since the Constitution that some people claim to respect and all that 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.

Repeat that last part just to make it clear to you who don’t get that the US is a SECULAR Society (like it or not):

no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

That means it doesn’t matter what religion Barack Obama (or Mitt Romney or anybody else for that matter) happens to be.

You might have missed that bit since that paragraph comes right after:

This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.

And if you don’t think the founders would support this: guess again:

“Both House and Ground were vested in Trustees, expressly for the Use of any Preacher of any religious Persuasion who might desire to say something to the People of Philadelphia, the Design [purpose] in building not being to accommodate any particular Sect, but the Inhabitants in general, so that even if the Mufti of Constantinople were to send a Missionary to preach Mahometanism [Islam] to us, he would find a Pulpit
at his Service.”

As I said, you have a problem because the Constitution isn’t on your side if you are trying to make someone’s religion an issue in US politics.  In fact, religion would not intrude in US politics given the US’s being a secular state–I only wish more people would be disgusted by this trend.

But, maybe some of you aren’t  the strong supporters of the Constitution that you claim to be.

Or, maybe you just need to brush up on what exactly it is that you are supposed to be defending.

The US is a secular nation: understand that fact.


4 thoughts on “You have a problem if Barack Obama is a Muslim.

    1. …yet there are literally [pun] millions of fundamentalists who ‘believe’ that it ought to be and are consequentially working hard to make it so.

  1. Colin Powell called out the Republican party in 2008 and was exasperated by Republicans “accusing” Obama of being a Muslim. Powell also pointed out that Arlington cemetery has Islamic crescents on grave markers. I don’t think any conservatives listened to him, which is a reason why Powell endorsed Obama again, I suspect.

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