Religious affiliation now a disqualifier for public service according to Democrats?

So say Leftists, to include Diane Feinstein.

From Breitbart.com:

Dianne Feinstein Interrogates Judicial Nominee’s Catholic Faith

by Joel B Pollak

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned whether the Catholic faith of a judicial nominee would disqualify her from carrying out the duties of her intended office.

Stop. My first thought? President John F Kennedy. A Democrat. Back in 1961. Have we not progressed from there? Or have we regressed? Not A, but B.

Feinstein told Notre Dame Law School Professor Amy Coney Barrett, who has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, that “the dogma lives loudly within you. And that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for for years in this country.”

Let’s listen to Diane Feinstein.

Now let’s listen to Dick Durbin.

Furthermore, Demorats ask: “can a Catholic be a judge?” A far cry from a Catholic president, is it not? Back in 1961? Back then: “a Catholic will ruin our nation.”

Perhaps we should next rightly ask: can a Muslim be a member of Congress? If not a Christian, then why a Muslim? Or a Buddhist? Or a Shinto priest? Keith Ellison and Andre Carson, go away. Right? Because they are “religious.”

Or is this a Constitutional issue the likes of which persons such as Diane Feinstein don’t comprehend as illustrated by her discourse with the late Antonin Scalia?

Gorsuch also happened to school Diane Feinstein during hearings.

Are you, like me, beginning to question the validity and veracity of Diane Feinstein with regard to overall competence? If not, you certainly should. We continue.

Feinstein was referring to abortion, though her question was based on a law review article written by Barrett in 1998 that argued that Catholic judges who object to the death penalty should recuse themselves from cases in which it is a possible sentence because “litigants and the general public are entitled to impartial justice.”

But wait. There’s more.

Article VI of the U.S. Constitution provides that “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States,” yet Feinstein and other Democrats on the panel effectively imposed a religious test on Barrett. It was the second time in recent months that the opposition had attempted to do so: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) asked Russell Vought, nominated for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, about his Christian belief that salvation comes only through Jesus, as if that would be disqualifying.

Bottom line — the one that the American Media Maggots fail to report?

Barrett stated, “I would stress that my personal church affiliation or my religious belief would not bear on my duties as a judge.”

There was a bit of pushback, from Politico.com:

Senators take fire over questions for Catholic judicial nominee

by Josh Gerstein

At least two prominent university presidents are accusing senators of religious bias for challenging a Catholic judicial nominee over her faith-driven views during a confirmation hearing last week.

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins and Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber both wrote letters objecting to lawmakers’ pointed questions on the topic to Notre Dame law professor Amy Barrett last week, whom President Donald Trump has nominated to the Chicago-based 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Jenkins wrote directly to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s ranking Democrat, Dianne Feinstein of California, taking issue with her statements that Barrett’s worldview seems strongly driven by “dogma.”

“Your concern, as you expressed it, is that ‘dogma lives loudly in [Professor Barrett], and that is a concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for years in this country,'” Jenkins wrote. “I am one in whose heart ‘dogma lives loudly,’ as it has for centuries in the lives of many Americans, some of whom have given their lives in service to this nation. Indeed, it lived loudly in the hearts of those who founded our nation as one where citizens could practice their faith freely and without apology.”

Look, this is truly nothing new in terms of today’s Demorats. Religion, with the exception of Islam, means nothing. Perhaps less than nothing, rolling over to subjugation and oppression.

If only Leftists would focus their critical eyes inwards.

Demorats fear the law. They only wish new interpretations and not decisions based but upon precedent.

BZ

 

Tavis Smiley reveals he’s an imbecile

Jejune is too kind. He’s a moron.

Mr Smiley, possessor of a show (unsurprisingly) on PBS, said this, the past week, of Christianity vs Islam whilst speaking with Ayaan Hirsi Ali. (Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, author, and former Dutch politician. She actively opposes honor violence, child marriage and female genital mutilation.)

“Oh, Christians, every day, people walk into post offices, they walk into schools, that’s what Columbine is – I could do this all day long. There are so many more examples of Christians – and I happen to be a Christian. That’s back to this notion of your idealizing Christianity in my mind, to my read. There are so many more examples, Ayaan, of Christians who do that than you could ever give me examples of Muslims who have done that inside this country, where you live and work.”

The video is below.

  • Name for me, please, Mr Smiley, one Christian person in the US who walked into a post office and blew themselves up.
  • Name for me, please, Mr Smiley, one Christian person in the US who walked into a school and blew themselves up.
  • Name for me, please, Mr Smiley, one Christian person anywhere in the US who blew themselves up. Just one. Please.

You mentioned Columbine. Neither Eric Harris nor Dylan Klebold, who killed 13 and injured 21, indicated that they both killed in the name of Christianity. The opposite is in fact true.

They were anti-Christian, and clearly expressed that. They asked one Christ-follower, just before they murdered her, “Do you believe in God?” Upon her ‘Yes’ answer, they said “Why?” and then shot her.

Actually, given that Columbine murderers Harris and Klebold were into the ‘Goth’ culture, I cannot help wondering whether they at least flirted with the opposite (e.g. the occultic or satanic).

Give me even one US incident, Tavis Smiley, of any individual or series of individuals blowing themselves up, committing suicide, in the name of Christianity. One. Give one example. Provide verifiable evidence.

There are zero in the past 100 years.

Yes, since 1977 there have been 8 US murders targeting abortion centers in what most would say is in the name of Christianity — but even then not all were professed Christians. People mention Eric Rudolph and Scott Roeder. Heinous. But the total is still 8. They are pikers compared to, say, Major Nidal Hasan who, in 2009 killed 13 people and injured 30 specifically in the name of Islam. In one event. In the name of Islam. “Allahu Akhbar” is called a clue.

Because people were afraid of being labeled as Islamophobic, Major Hasan’s Islamic violent rhetoric was purposely overlooked. Because of fear. List for me even one example of people failing to report individuals because of fear of Christianity. One. Just one. Due to “Christianophobia.”

Let’s go to the facts.

  • Americans killed in the name of Islam on 9-11-2001: 2,996.
  • Muslims in America killed in revenge: 1.
  • Since 9/11, an additional 150 Americans have been killed in 52 separate acts of deadly Islamic terror or Islam-related honor killing in the United States.

Something tells me that Muslims may be just a bit more touchy and violent than Christians in the US. Something tells me the score is akin to 3,146 vs 8.

Thanks for the lies, Tavis Smiley.

You may now go back to your sycophantic NPR adherents who enjoy your Emo views.

BZ