Friday, December 22, 2006

A compliment

I consider all my readers to be extremely well informed. So, you'll all forgive me when I don't provide you with a link to what I'm talking about in this post. I'm tired/lazy, and I know you know what I mean anyway. Ok?

Alright. First of all, all the people predicting doom because one of our congressmen in the 110 (A democrat from Michigan/Minesotta? Not important) will be sworn in on a Koran. These people need to stop whining, because this isn't a big deal, at all. Ever.

Our politicians swear on a bible because it's a book that they feel will make us take their oaths more seriously because we are supposed to think that they take that book seriously. This politician happens to have no problem with us believing he doesn't take the bible seriously, and feels instead that the Koran is more worthy of respect in his eyes. That is perfectly fine, both with our laws and our traditions. I'm glad that he isn't swearing himself in using a bible, because the book wouldn't mean anything in that case.

There is ablsolutely nothing wrong with using the Koran to be sworn in, just like there is nothing wrong with using nothing to be sworn in.

The other thing I'm going to refer to without linking, is the attempt to provide the world with Peace today, by having an orgasm. I'm glad that the left (well, the college-left) is still creative, but I can't see how this will help at all. I can imagine that this would create some good pick-up lines.

That's it. Both of these things have been pretty extensively blogged, so you should be able to find some good links from Althouse or TigerHawk if you have no idea what I'm talking about, but I'm still too lazy.


  1. Amazingly, this topic has not recieved a lot of news attention in MN (where Ellison is from). Personally, I would rather he was sworn in with a book that he feels is the equvialant to the Bible. However this brings up the question, what book or object do those who are Atheist use when swearing in?

  2. It was a big deal on a lot of talk radio shows and blogs last week, but it really shouldn't be a news story.

    Atheists generally don't get elected (at least ones who say that they are atheists), however, if an atheist didn't want to use a book, they don't have to. I'm sure it would work much like the oaths in courts do, where the bible/koran is optional.

  3. Interesting to know that with oaths the bible/koran is optional.