Quaran to be used to swear in congressman
Why are some people so stupid? After reading this article, I realized that all the jokes about stupid lawmakers have some validity.
To summarize, Republican Rep. Virgil Goode made comments condemning the use of the Quran to swear in a newly elected Muslim congressman. He later refused to apologize, saying:
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.
What an idiot! Does he realize how racist he is? Does he realize that making an individual swear on a book they don’t hold sacred does absolutely no good. I would rather have someone swear an oath on something they truly believe in. It just doesn’t make sense to have them swear an oath on something that is meaningless to them.
If the roles were reversed and a Christian were asked to swear an oath on the Quran, it would have no meaning and no binding effect.
If I lived in this guys district in Virginia, I would start campaigning against him right now.