Quote of the Year

I’m sick to death of lawmakers spouting the Bible when discussing the legal issues of the day: abortion rights, gay marriage … and it seems just about anything these days. So too it seems is Jamie Raskin, American University law professor and candidate for Maryland State Senate, who gave the perfect retort when a right-wing senator rose to say, “Mr. Raskin, my Bible says that marriage shall occur only between a man and a woman. What do you have to say about that?”. He replied:

“Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.”

Perfect. (Via Sullivan.)

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