Dang it, just when I thought I’d be able to bash the NRA and the hypocrisy of compiling a registry while whining about the government doing the same, I get a buzz about things back at home. Man, I really hate picking on the defenseless, but these idiots make it so friggin’ easy that it’s hard to say no.
I’ll let others do the talking for me. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce Mr. Dean Young for your viewing entertainment.
Here’s his “Pledge” that he wants others to sign off on in order to run for federal office in Alabamastan.
Now, if only Mr. Young had actually bothered to read the Alabama Constitution, he’d realize how much of a jackass he’s making himself look like. He’s an embarrassment to not only my native state of Alabama, but an embarrassment to any and all people who respect the laws of the land.
Under Article I of the Alabama Constitution of 1901 (yeah, that mofo is old, but that’s how we roll in Alabamastan), you’ll find the Declaration of Rights. This is found at the BEGINNING of the Constitution, so there’s no long, hard search to find this particular passage.
“3. That no religion shall be established by law; that no preference shall be given by law to any religious sect, society, denomination, or mode of worship; that no one shall be compelled by law to attend any place of worship; nor to pay any tithes, taxes, or other rate for building or repairing any place of worship, or for maintaining any minister or ministry; that no religious test shall be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under this State; and that the civil rights, privileges, and capacities of any citizen shall not be in any manner affected by his religious principles.”
*Pardon me for the Wiki-link to the Constitutional passage, but the Alabama Legislature site refused to pull up the site where the Constitution could be found.
I don’t know what others think of him as I’m not currently residing in that district. If anybody supports him, whether it’s the GOP establishment or citizens, they should all be required to take a reading class and civics course so they can actually educate themselves about the law in Alabama. I can’t say it enough, but this idiot is a complete embarrassment to the entire state and it’s residents. I wonder if I can change the birth state on my birth certificate.
- Congressional Hopeful Proposes Anti-LGBT Pledge And Religious Test For Candidates (thinkprogress.org)
- Removing Segregationist Language From Alabama Constitution (theroot.com)
- NRA built massive database of gun owners while opposing national gun registry (rinf.com)