Thursday, July 28, 2005

Shame on Henry Hyde

No one of our faith – or that of any other denomination or religion – should be excluded from public office for his or her religious values. Article VI of the U.S. Constitution unequivocally prohibits such a litmus test: “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office of public trust under the United States.”
-Rep Henry Hyde maligning Sen Dick Durbin

Now here we have conservative Political Correctness, walling of rational and adult discussion. Dick Durbin simply asked how Roberts would reconcile his faith and the duties of his office. When a man wears his faith on his sleeve and promotes faith in government, he invites the question.

Henry Hyde is misrepresenting what Dick Durbin said. Dick Durbin never said the words that Henry Hyde disgracefully puts in his mouth.

For a Christian, to bear false witness against his neighbor is a violation of one of the Ten Commandments the Right wants to thurst into our life. Rep Hyde knows better.

John Bolton's disrespect for the Constitution

John Bolton seems to have lied to the Senate about his previous testimony to a committee investigating forged uranium documents.

State Dept. Says Bolton Was Interviewed

“WASHINGTON (AP) -John Bolton, the nominee for U.N. ambassador, inaccurately told Congress he had not been interviewed or testified in any investigation over the past five years, the State Department said Thursday, responding to a Democratic critic.

Bolton was interviewed by the State Department inspector general as part of a joint investigation with the Central Intelligence Agency related to Iraqi attempts to buy nuclear materials from Niger, State Department spokesman Noel Clay said.

When Bolton filled out a Senate questionnaire in connection with his nomination, “he didn’t recall being interviewed by the State Department’s inspector general. Therefore, his form, as submitted, was inaccurate,'’ Clay said. “He will correct it.'’ ”

Remember how important the truth was back when Clinton lied about receiving oral sex? Is it less important now when a Republican UN appointee tries to hide part of his past from Congress?

How is this respect for the “original intent” of the Constitution?

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Alpha Liberal is born

The times call for it. Liberals need to push against Republican extremism. More to come.