Thursday, April 13, 2006

WorldNetDaily: Elected official refuses oath

Of all the stupid stunts that various elected officials have pulled since the Manhattan Incident, this bids fair to be the worst. A town councilman won't take the oath of office because he says that "support[ing] and defend[ing] the Constitution of the United States...against all enemies, domestic and foreign" includes support for any wars in which the federal government might then be fighting.

That is not the case, and a federal judge has warned him that he might so find. Supporting the Constitution does not mean supporting any specific policy of any specific elected official--or at least, it does not mean agreeing with that policy.

It might, however, mean not interfering with it--and I wonder whether that's what that town councilman really has in mind.


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