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Roland Martin Make wearing a flag pin the 28th Amendment

“I’ve watched this debate reach the levels of absurdity this year because journalists and commentators have raised the question to Sen. Barack Obama, “Why don’t you wear a flag lapel pin?”

“I really got a kick out of that one during the ABC debate last month because not one person on stage — Sens. Hillary Clinton and Obama, along with moderators Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos — bothered to accessorize their attire with a flag lapel pin.”

“Sen. John McCain has been traveling the globe as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and this former Navy pilot often doesn’t wear a flag lapel pin.”

Roland comments, “Shouldn’t we insist that our politicians all begin to sport red, white and blue socks in order to feel good knowing that they are walking as Americans?”

Mr. Martin that truly is a laugh out loud, but I’m sorry I’ve got first dibs on what the 28th Amendment should be and that is a ban on any further discussion of religion in politics as it pertains to public forums debates campaigns etc.

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If You’re Not a Christian then You’re Not an American

There are too many so called Christians I mean Bible toting Holier than thou, I really truly don’t know the real meaning of Jesus or His Spirit, I’m only filled with hate and judgement.  I’m consumed with it.  And, they feel if you’re not a Christian, then you are anti-America.  Thereby, rendering you not an American – Wow! 

I awoke this morning to Ann Curry from the ‘Today Show’ interviewing Senator Barack Obama.  I caught the tail end of it, but “Oh My” was it ever powerful.  Potent enough to make me throw up at 7am this morning.  Well, not literally but you catch my drift right?

The ending was much to do about nothing - his lack of bowling skills, if he was embarrassed to have bowled a score of 37?  A series of multiple choice questions regarding favorites in sports. Then out of nowhere came the God questions.  ‘Do you pray? Do you pray to God and How often do you pray?’ (seriously I was mad at myself for rolling over at this time.)

Of course Senator Obama responded with the correct answers.  Yes he prayed to God and not a red monkey who ate green bananas and flies.  He shared that he prayed on a daily basis.  However, on some days he even prayed twice.  Both giggled in agreement those must have been on the very challenging ones.  If Senator Barack Obama would have said that he reads the Holy Koran, but he considered himself a Christian I wonder how it would have played out?  Something like this - he is a practicing Muslim, which makes him a terrorist and although the Senator was born in America – he is not American. 

 There’s only one criteria that will qualify you as not American and that’s if you were not born in America.  The presumption that being a Christian makes you a lover and protector of this great country is dangerous.  To presume if you’re not a Christian, then you’re an evildoer of this land is fatal. A Muslim a Jew an Atheist or the person that simply claims to be nothing other than a believer a Child of God is no less patriotic as the next man or woman saluting their red white and blue flag.

The United States Constitution clearly states that Everyone born in America is an American, it is not stipulated on your practice of chosen religion or faith.  Your religion has absolutely no baring on your citizenship.  The constitution does not declare our Nation, as a Christian nation.  Our nation was not founded as such, but rather It guarantees freedom of choice regarding ones religion. 

If you were born in the United States and deem yourself an Atheist or Satanist it’s not relevant to your citizenship.  Ones religious belief is a private affair to be practice in the synagogue, church or whatever building or structure that you deem fit.  It’s a sacred affair.  The constitution states, that the government must remain neutral when it comes to religion.  Our theological beliefs aren’t and should not be a concern of the governments.

It is time for a 28TH amendment repealing any further discussion of religion in politics. 

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An Amendment to Repeal Any Discussion of Religion in Politics

I must say great minds do think alike.  This is the very thought I had just pondered the other day.  Therefore, I do not find this proposal for an Amendment 28 the least bit outlandish.  Now, I can’t necessarily agree with each item, that was put forth.  Like shipping those candidates in direct violation of — off to France — not the best idea in the world to me, but I get the meaning.  

And, it makes me revel with joy even in the remotest of possibilities, that we could have an issuance of a 28th Amendment, to ban all further discussion of religion in our political campaigns, forums and arenas.  Especially in our presidential debates.

At this time, I’m not sure which I’ve grown the most tiresome of ? 

The candidates pledging their allegiances to their religion God & Jesus.  Or the pastors vehemently spewing their venom on who they’re endorsing, so in return we should thereby vote for them, which is solely based on the Bible scriptures [their interpretation].  Everyone of us should have grown weary by now – just from listening. 

What if The 28th Amendment, read:

Section 1. The right of presidential aspirants to discuss religion, invoke sacred texts, or mention God on the campaign trail is hereby repealed.

Section 2. Whenever a religious figure endorses any candidate for the presidency that candidate must reject aforesaid endorsement.

Section 3. The Congress shall have power to have the offending religious figure immediately deported to France.

Sally Quinn & Jacque Berlinerblau on Race and Religion in Politics – How about a 28Th Amendment? (video)

Bringing religion into politics is a recipe for disaster, hasn’t it been proved?  There are too many denominations and each declare, that theirs is the absolute truth the one we all should model. 

This weekend I tuned into ‘Nightline’.  There was a segment on Atheists/Atheism –yeah yeah, I hear you booing.  I found it fascinating, that on Sunday mornings they hold not only church services, but Sunday School.  Granted their teaching is absent of there is a God or a Jesus.  Yet, the very ideals being taught and the very doctrine which they follow is in the absolute realm of the love & spirit of Jesus/God.  And, to witness this service even if it was only by way of television - I felt the spirit of who they profess not to believe in, which is their right.

Here is an ‘Atheist Prayer’ I’d like to share with you, keep an open mind: 

Let us remember our brotherhood with others as we hear this prayer,
which is addressed to us, rather than to our Gods

Let us rise each morning and strive each day to do only that which brings happiness and joy to others, an avoid doing things that cause others hurt and pain,

Let us use our minds and our reason to force a behavior, based on the mutuality of reciprocity inherent in human relationship,

Let us always respect the dignity and worth of each other,

And, above all else – love one another not to obtain rewards for ourselves now, or for the hereafter to avoid punishment 

But, rather to always bring each other contentment and peace.

If I had a choice I’d prefer for my president or any of the presidential hopefuls to operate off the premise of this atheist prayer, than to adhere to any scripture in the Bible, that gives them a belief, that war is okay.  So, let’s go bomb them even if we have to stay there 100 years.

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