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    “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a thread on LI get so heated and nasty”

    “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a thread on LI get so heated and nasty”

    That was the reaction of more than one reader in response to the comments on the post Saturday Night Card Game (How nasty will the general election race card get? This nasty).  I agree.

    I’m not sure at what point lines get crossed, but I certainly don’t want to see the comment section here turn into anti-[insert name of religion].  I hate to police things, and I don’t think it’s been a problem before, but I will if need be.

    I have plenty of issues with Mitt Romney, but the comment section here will not serve as a home for anti-Mormon comments.


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    If Romney is the nominee the media will try to portray him as a theocrat eager to wage a holy war. It is the template too many journalists have used for decades for any non-liberal candidate.

    In this campaign already there has been paranoid talk among journalists about “Dominionism” and how Perry and Bachman allegedly are the would-be leadership of a secret Christianist theocracy. I predict the media will employ a similar line of attack against Romney’s Mormon faith. In the eyes of many journalists, conservative and liberal Christians and Jews are just a bunch of Bible thumpin’ bigots ignorant of modern science, and who would not be tolerated in a proper society.

    (BTW: I am no supporter of Romney, and will not vote for him if he is the nominee. Romney is a nanny-state liberal technocrat who will make the budget situation in Washington worse, not better.)

    ldwaddell | January 17, 2012 at 1:01 am

    I am not going to address the dangers of Mitt Romney’s belief system here, however there are real concerns that anyone who cares this country should be aware of. If you care to know about rituals and oaths performed by Mitt and his co-religionist and how those oaths may affect Mitt’s governing you should check out this link.

    theduchessofkitty | January 17, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Isn’t placing a religious test upon a candidate for political office un-Constitutional?

    Because that’s what’s being done here to Romney.

      Milhouse in reply to theduchessofkitty. | January 17, 2012 at 2:24 am

      Voters are free to put whatever tests they like. It’s not unconstitutional, just un-American.

        theduchessofkitty in reply to Milhouse. | January 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm

        Constitution of the United States, Article VI, Section 3:

        The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

        I rest my case.

        Voters are NOT FREE to put any religious test on a candidate for office. That is Un-Constitutional and Un-American.

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