Today’ sentence of the day comes to us from a document that celebrated its 226th birthday last weekend. That’s right, we’re talking about the good old Constitution of the United States of America. We’re doing so because one of the candidates for president, the Celebrity Sergeon, said he did not think a Muslim president would be within the values of the United States of America.
We’d like to remind him of the only time religion is actually mentioned in the original text of the constitution.
“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.”
We’d also like to point out the Founders who approved the Bill of Rights doubled down on this sentiment
So, Mr. Carson, that’s our Constitution. Yeah, it’s a flawed document; but not because it doesn’t ban a Muslim, a Buddhist or an atheist from office.
That’s actually one of it’s best parts.
Every day, The Southpaw finds a sentence that makes him think or laugh. It can come from a song, a poem, a book, a newspaper article. It’s a daily celebration of our odd – and yet beautiful – language.