This is great news. Hat tip to The Tin Man.
Two years ago when newly elected Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, who follows the Muslim faith, took the oath of office he obviously used the Koran. Ellison held the copy of the Koran that Thomas Jefferson….yes that Thomas Jefferson…owned. It was then Congressman Virgil Goode made a most unforgivable statement.
“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 position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran. …I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America and to prevent our resources from being swamped.”
As Tinman notes, Ellison was not an immigrant, but a former Roman Catholic that converted to Islam.
This week the voters in Virginia gave Virgil Goode a swift kick in the pants, and ousted him from Congress.
James and I still recall the day we were driving and heard the statement over the radio made by Goode, and wondered what was happening to the ideas that we long cherished about democracy. There were many reasons to be happy about the election, but the removal of Congressman Goode has to be among the top five.