I love what this Congressman from Virginia wrote in a letter to his constituents.
In it, Goode wrote, "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 Quran 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 Quran.
"We need to stop illegal immigration totally and reduce legal immigration and end the diversity visas policy pushed hard by President Clinton and allowing many persons from the Middle East to come to this country.
"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."
He added, "The Ten Commandments and 'In God We Trust' are on the wall in my office. A Muslim student came by the office and asked why I did not have anything on my wall about the Quran.
"My response was clear, 'As long as I have the honor of representing the citizens of the 5th District of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives, the Quran is not going to be on the wall of my office.' "
This sounds pretty much like Bill Sali's position on this issue. I expect to see him stand up to Pelosi by joining Congressman Goode in standing up for the Bible. These people who expect him to apologize are anti-American. People like Virgil Goode and Bill Sali for sure aren't going to worship Allah; they're going to worship the God of Abraham, like all good people.
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
I know a lot of people here in Idaho are excited about Boise State playing Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, but I'm still disappointed we aren't playing Ohio State like we should be. Still, it will be nice to say "I told you so" to all the Doubting Thomas's after BSU beats Oklahoma by 30 or 35 points, like I know they will.
Saturday, December 2, 2006
I have to admit I was a little disappointed in the Bill Sali interview in The Idaho Statesman. While he said lots of good things, I didn't see anything about his plans to make sure Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco doesn't get elected as Speaker of the House. He probably didn't say anything because it's a secret, though. My guess is he'll use his 16 years of legislative experience to find a House rule that will keep there from being a vote for Speaker, so Speaker Hastert will be able to continue in his role. It should be exciting next month!