March 15th, 2006

Smack Down…

Gotta love this:

“Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.”

On Wednesday, March 1st, 2006, in Annapolis at a hearing on the proposed Constitutional Amendment to prohibit gay marriage, Jamie Raskin, professor of law at AU, was requested to testify.

At the end of his testimony, Republican Senator Nancy Jacobs said: “Mr. Raskin, my Bible says marriage is only between a man and a woman. What do you have to say about that?”

Raskin replied: “Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.”

The room erupted into applause.

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4 Comment(s)

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  1. Jet Says :

    Sweet! Here the link to more of the testimony of Jamie Raskin, If you’re interested.

    http://www.raskin06.com/index.php


  2. PhiloTBG Says :

    That is fan-freaking-tastic. What a line.


  3. ken grandlund Says :

    That is a line worth repeating, and a slightly different version:

    “Your oath of office swore to protect the Constitution, not to protect George Bush and his illegal policies.”


  4. Blue Gal Says :

    fabulous. smack! I’m stealing this.



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