Saturday, July 30, 2016

An Important Distinction

The U.S. Constitution's ban on a "religious test" is being tossed about loosely with regard to immigration policies. But as Andrew C. McCarthy explains so clearly, the religious test applies only to positions of elected government officials and other positions of public trust.

The religious test ban in no way references immigration, which in the Founders' minds would have been a states rights issue. The federal government would only have had jurisdiction over the qualifications for citizenship. Would that it were so today.

How likely is it that the Founders would have agreed with allowing potentially murderous Islamic jihadists into the country, unchecked and unvetted? This is yet another destructive example of how far we today have drifted from the moorings of our nation's foundation.