by Oliver_Halle
 The Agitator
January 04, 2012 12:13 PM | 1074 views | 4 4 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Judy Manning's comments concerning Mitt Romney's faith demonstrate that she is unfit to hold office herself. What she doesn't seem to understand is that we are a secular nation, that we believe in freedom of conscience, and no matter what faith a person holds, as long as that person swears allegiance to support, defend and preserve the Constitution first, that is what matters. I am definitely not a Romney supporter, but to inject Romney’s religion into the debate, especially when he hasn't made it an issue, is despicable. Perhaps Manning should take some time and read the Constitution and case law, and read up on the history of this country.  
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De Dude
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January 05, 2012
Amen, Oliver......who is Judy Manning to "preach" about anything???? I am sick and tired of all these religious fanatics telling us how religion impacts everything in our government. Perhaps if THEY prayed harder we would not be in the financial mass we are in now!!!
EMBuckner
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January 04, 2012
Well, shoot--my dyslexia (or maybe it's the dementia?) kicked in again. The relevant Article of the Constitution in my earlier comment is Article VI--not Article IV. Aaarrrgggh.
EMBuckner
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January 04, 2012
As a person pretty well understood in these parts NOT to be a man of faith, let me nevertheless support the Yankee agitator on this one. I have a hard time imagining myself voting for Governor Romney, but his religion has nothing to do with that. And, under our Constitution--Article IV, "no religious tests," and its exclusively secular basis for authority--that is how it should be.
Balsher
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January 04, 2012
Well said, Oliver. Completely agree with you.
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