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James Inhofe Challenges Judicial Nominee Fearing He is Secret Muslim


Senator James Inhofe, the other batshit crazy, searingly stupid Senator from Oklahoma, took time out from his daily, fact-deprived denials of global warming to declare that he plans on filibustering the nomination of Judge David Hamilton of Indiana to the Seventh Circuit because . . . wait for it . . . he thinks Hamilton is an undercover Muslim.

Inhofe’s San Andreas-sized faulty logic, via the blog Overruled:

In his conclusion [of Hinrichs v. Bosmah], Hamilton wrote: “If the Speaker chooses to continue any form of legislative prayer, he shall advise persons offering such a prayer (a) that it must be nonsectarian and must not be used to proselytize or advance any one faith or belief or to disparage any other faith or belief, and (b) that they should refrain from using Christ’s name or title or any other denominational appeal.” Further, ruling on a postjudgment motion, Hamilton stated that invoking the name of “Allah” would not advance a particular religion or disparage another. So, praying to Allah would be perfectly acceptable.

Talk about a leap of faith. If Inhofe had the reading comprehension skills necessary to score higher than a 200 on the SATs, he’d understand that what Hamilton was actually stating was that according to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Marsh v. Chambers, opening a government proceeding with the generic term "God", in any language, be it English, Urdu, or yes, even Arabic, is to be considered nonsectarian and thus, acceptable under the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. However, specifying "Jesus Christ" is, ipso facto, Christian, and thus, sectarian and violates that silly document we use to create and monitor our laws.

We really do need an I.Q. test for government officials.

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