I'm Curious...

Presidential candidate Herman Cain (R-ampant Islamobigot) has said he will not allow any Muslims in his administration didn't say that at all would have to be extra-cautious about hiring Muslims wants Muslims to take a special loyalty test before being hired in his administration if he were to be elected President.

The No Religious Test Clause of the US Constitution (Article VI, paragraph 3) states that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

So I'm curious.  If it's not specifically a religious test, but it is a special test selectively applied on the basis of religious belief...does that cross that line into unconstitutionality?

I'm neither a lawyer nor a Constitutional scholar, so I can't say with any certainty.  But I can certainly say it looks suspiciously like.

What do you think?


ladyneeva said...

My guess is that they'll spin it somehow... "Oh it's not a test to make sure that they belong to any given religion, because that would be unconstitutional under Article VI, paragraph 3, it's just that since these people resemble people who might be found in areas where we're currently engaged in not-war activities to we need to ensure that they're not terrorist plants!"

Or some such bull.

Jadelyn said...

Oh dear.  Yeah, I hadn't thought so much about it as a racial group, because Cain didn't differentiate, but I wonder what he would say if someone asked about non-Muslim Middle Easterners?  Probably almost word-for-word what you've said, lolsob.


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