Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Not All Reps Are Intelligent, Virgil Goode Example

It is probably somehow a testamant to the greatness of America that somebody of below-average intelligence can be elected to the United States Congress; that even somebody with a minimal grasp of the constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the laws of America can serve it's government; that even racist, ignorant redneck thugs can still find their way to the hallowed halls of democracy in this modern day of inclusion and civility proves the power and dynamism of the American way of governance.

That having been said, what a hoser Virgil Goode (R-VA) must be.

Congressman Goode, responding to (equally retarded) constituent complaints that a Muslim from Minnesota has been elected to Congress — and that this Muslim will be taking his oath of office, while holding a Koran — Congressman Goode had this to say:
When I raise my hand to take the oath on Swearing In Day, I will have the Bible in my other hand. I do not subscribe to using the Koran in any way. The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode [i.e. "my"] position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran.
It kind of goes on in that vein from there, blaming Clinton for Muslims, talking about how he has personally stood up to Muslims before and will continue to do so... that sort of thing.

Well, there is one truth here that Rep. Goode fails to see: The people of 5th district of Minnesota have just as much right to elect a Muslim to Congress as the people of the 5th district of Virginia have to elect a mouth-breathing hick named Virgil to Congress. That's what makes America great... although Virgil the Vapid Virginian is apparently too dumb to understand that.

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