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  •  Wrong document (4.00)
    I thought that elected officials in the United States were duty- and legally-bound to follow the Constitution, not the Bible....
    •  In Minnesota (none)
      our Governor, Tim Pawlenty, has found himself in a really tough bind lately. You see, he signed one pledge to an elite group of about a dozen or so multi-millionaires self-labeled "The Taxpayers League"; the pledge was not to raise their taxes, and Pawlenty signed it to secure the Republican party endorsement.

      Then, in January, he took a solemn oath on the Bible "to support the constitution of the United States and of this state and to discharge faithfully the duties of his office to the best of his judgment and ability."

      THAT's a collision not between two divergent choices, but three:

      • the Tax Avoiders League (Grover Norquist, minister);
      • the American Biblicists (James Dobson, minister)
      • and the Constitution of the United States and the State of Minnesota (citizens of our great country and great state, ministers).

      "To love G-d is to love justice." - Paul Wellstone

      by JK Minnesota on Tue Aug 23, 2005 at 12:47:27 PM PDT

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      •  Minnesotan here (none)
        And it's great to see the repugnant Pawlenty twisting in the wind lately.  

        The man is a shameless opportunist, and he needs to be run out of office -- and perhaps out of town -- on a rail.

    •  No longer "of the people" (none)
      Scalia fits right in with these seditious Jeebus freaks:

      JUSTICE SCALIA: And when somebody goes by
      8 that monument, I don't think they're studying each
      9 one of the commandments. It's a symbol of the fact
      10 that government comes -- derives its authority from
      11 God.
      And that is, it seems to me, an appropriate
      12 symbol to be on State grounds.

      3 THOMAS VAN ORDEN, :
      4 Petitioner :
      5 v. : No. 03-1500
      6 RICK PERRY, IN HIS OFFICIAL :
      7 CAPACITY AS GOVERNOR OF :
      8 TEXAS AND CHAIRMAN, STATE :
      9 PRESERVATION BOARD, ET AL.

      http://wid.ap.org/documents/scotus/050302perry.pdf

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