December 20, 2006 · Lessig
Regarding this article in the New York Times about Congressman Goode’s letter to his constituents condemning America’s first Muslim Congressman’s decision to swear his oath on the Koran:
Congressman Goode: The Constitution which you studied as a law student at Virginia, and swore to defend as a member of the “105th, the 106th, the 107th, 108th and the 109th Congress” says this:
“but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States” (Article VI, section 3)
Does your oath to the Constitution not include this section? Or do you simply not take the oath you took seriously?