Sunday, December 03, 2006
Pass a law that everyone has to be sworn in on a Bible. Despite the fact this violates the Constitution, and that members of Congress don't swear in on anything. Those are strictly photo-ops they make for constituents. I was surprised to read recently of the Christian Amendment to the Consitution that was pushed starting in the 1860s and that never went anywhere. Our new fundamentalists have a rich tradition of never learning about history to draw upon.
I have always thought that our representatives should swear on a copy of the Constitution, just like our children should pledge allegiance to the Constitution and not to the flag.