<![CDATA[CNN.com – CNN Political Ticker:
A Virginia congressman who said in a letter to constituents that without immigration reform “there will be many more Muslims elected to office demanding the use of the Koran” won’t apologize for that and other remarks, the congressman’s spokesman said Wednesday.
Republican Rep. Virgil Goode’s letter also warns that without immigration reform “we will have many more Muslims in the United States.”
Apparently, Rep. Goode has not read the history of the United States or its Constitution, which are rampant with stories of and clauses protecting people different from everyone else. It’s what makes this country great.
His objection that people wishing to be sworn into office on the Koran is simply close-minded. George Washington could have chosen to be sworn in with his hand on a copy of the Constitution and that would be tradition. There is no requirement in the Constitution that a Bible be used, nor prohibiting any other book or document. It’s a free country, Rep. Goode, why do you want to change that?