Wednesday, December 20, 2006

More proof

Here is more proof about how the right doesn't want anyone other then middle-aged white people in congress:

This is a letter sent to delegates of Republican Virginia Congressman Virgil H. Goode Jr.

Dear Mr. Cruickshank:

When I raise my hand to take the oath on Swearing In Day, I will have the Bible in my other hand. I do not subscribe to using the Koran in any way. The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran. We need to stop illegal immigration totally and reduce legal immigration and end the diversity visas policy pushed hard by President Clinton and allowing many persons from the Middle East to come to this country. I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America and to prevent our resources from being swamped.

The Ten Commandments and “In God We Trust” are on the wall in my office. A Muslim student came by the office and asked why I did not have anything on my wall about the Koran. My response was clear, “As long as I have the honor of representing the citizens of the 5th District of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives, The Koran is not going to be on the wall of my office.”

Thank you again for your e-mail and thoughts.

Sincerely yours,
Virgil H. Goode, Jr.

Now mind you the following things:

First if he wants the Ten Commandments and In God We Trust in his office that's fine. That's his choice as well as ANY MEMBER OF CONGRESS OR SENATE. He is saying that a MUSLIM CONGRESSMAN cannot be sworn in on what he worships. And that's the wrong idea here. Again the rules state you just need to raise your hand anything else is UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL PERSON.

But you are not hearing the actual rules.

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