Christians Need Not Apply

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Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders really needs to brush up on the Constitution, and he might start with this passage in Article Six:

 

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.

What Sanders attempted to do in his questioning in the above video was to impose a religious test.  Take seriously traditional Christian teaching on salvation and you are unfit to serve in the government of the United States appears to be Sanders’ point.  What he was doing is deeply unAmerican, unconstitutional and completely despicable.  He also reflects the views of a majority of leftists that if you are a believing Christian you are dangerous and should have no role in the government of your own country.

 

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13 Comments

  1. As I’ve said, the really damning part of this is that, according to The Atlantic, both the ACLU and CAIR came out and jumped on the bandwagon, not condemning Sanders, but condemning Vought’s belief. Especially for CAIR, that was a major gaffe, for it feeds into the fears (perhaps, paranoia) that upon achieving influence in the West, Muslims will promptly begin herding non-believers into a state of affairs similar to that which many Christians enjoy across the Islamic world today.

  2. “…Muslims will promptly begin herding non-believers into a state of affairs similar to that which many Christians enjoy across the Islamic world today.” SUFFER is a better word. “enjoy” might be misconstrued.
    Article VI “…but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
    Our Founding Principles are online and in the public library. That Bernie Sanders prefers his religious bigotry over freedom and refuses to educate himself is a cause for disenfranchisement.

  3. For eight years beginning in 2009, the enemies of God and America ran roughshod over us.

    “Some animals are more equal than others.” These vicious people (liberals and Muslims) subvert the Constitution to gradually erode our liberties and property.

    Thank God for President Trump!

    Pray that God grant him the victory over vast numbers of enemies of Christ and of our way of life.

  4. Sanders had his accomplishments as Mayor of Burlington and he has actual political principles, not just attitudes and improvisations. This whole exchange is an indication that (1) he lives in a bubble and (2) he’s lacking in both acuity and depth. (One is reminded of Robert Bork’s descriptions of John Paul Stevens). There’s little doubt this sort of thing goes on all the time in higher education (whose operators tend to be rather more malevolent than Sanders).

  5. As I’ve said, the really damning part of this is that, according to The Atlantic, both the ACLU and CAIR came out and jumped on the bandwagon, not condemning Sanders, but condemning Vought’s belief.

    That’s not surprising at all. Nearly a generation ago, Nat Hentoff and Alan Dershowitz were in their topical commentary delineating the ways and circumstances in which the ACLU was a crooked and phony lawfare operation. Both maintained that the ACLU had decent chapters and straight up people on its boards (with regard to which the rest of us might be skeptical). William Donohue wrote a history of the organization when he was still in academe, the burden of which was that the ACLU’s interest in civil liberties ca. 1985 was similar to AT & T’s interest in telegraphic transmission and that the organization had never been what it claimed to be. We live in an era when that’s broadly true all over the non-commercial sector of the economy.

  6. Comrade Sanders can explain himself to Christ on His Throne when he meets Him after his death. Good luck to him.

  7. @ Charlie.

    I know where Sanders can borrow a Hammer & Sickle Crucifix to help him explain his pseudo Christianity to Christ.

  8. @ Mary De Voe.

    The loss of Nature’s Law or disrespect thereof is in part much of the application of a disordered idea of social justice.

    Sir William Blackstone: “This law of nature, being coeval with mankind, and dictated by God himself, is if course superior in obligation to any other. It Is Binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at All Times: No human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this; and such of them as are valid derive all their force, and all their authority, mediately or immediately, from this original.” (Commentaries on the Law of England, Oxford: Clarendon Press 1765), 1:41

    Our guard has been lax and for a group in our society to support the likes of Sanders is an indication of just how lax we’ve become. Thanks be to God that Trump is in…. breathing room for a small moment in time…but our work is ahead of us.

    That’s why our small public square testimony is at least an effort to allow the children a chance to hear our plea for
    Nature’s Law.

    (Italics are added by this grunt in the trenches.?)

  9. Sanders and others seem to want to believe that neither Christians nor Muslims actually believe their own holy books. That we should be moderate and secularized …basically non believing and non-active cafeterians.

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