Thursday, May 3, 2007

More than a little shocking

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- When asked to raise their hands if they don't believe in evolution, Sen. Sam Brownback, Gov. Mike Huckabee and Rep. Tom Tancredo all said they do not.

"I believe in evolution," Sen. John McCain said. "But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset, that the hand of God is there also."

-- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

I'm sorry, but belief in evolution should be a Presidential prerequisite. And yes, I know that means Myron Thompson can't be spare me.

UPDATE: Interesting that the picture used in the CNN a screencap of MSNBC! Where do CNN producers get their news? MSNBC apparently.. ha, ha..



le politico said...

Oh...apparently MSNBC had the sole broadcast rights.. (sheepish grin)

Paul M said...

US Constitution; First Amendment:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;"

By suggesting that a belief in evolution should be required for holding the executive branch, you are establishing a religious test for that position. That is completely contrary to the spirit of the US Constitution an its writers.

So, you disagree with them, fine, but suggesting someone is not worthy of office because they hold a different religious view than you, well that's what we expect from the other side of the political spectrum. Us folk on the right are the people in favour of freedom, and against dictatorship. We're anti-discrimination and pro-democratic. Aren't we?

le politico said...

People are certainly free to believe what they like. Don't believe in evolution, fine by me...but don't expect to garner enough votes to become President.

I would think the last thing the Republican Party would want in a nationally televised debate is someone having to say they don't believe in evolution, or dinosaurs, et al.

I was approaching this from an electability standpoint, not a "you better believe what I believe or else" view so common with our left-wing friends.


Anonymous said...

"you better believe what I believe or else"

You're projecting. Believe whatever the hell you want, but the rest of society doesn't have to think anti-science morons should be able to wield power.

By the way, don't believe in the theory of evolution. You are properly not convinced it's a theory that explains the development of life very well (although if you are going to maintain that, you have to come up with a better alternative). A scientific theory isn't faith; you accept it or reject it.

That you can't understand the difference is what really is baffling.

Manuel said...

Hey Myron may be a little....churchy? but he's a pretty decent guy if you get a chance to talk to him....I don't even think he would lynch the gays like many think he would lol

le politico said... What I can't understand is what you are trying to say in your little rant.

However, I love the way you say, "believe whatever the hell you want", then go on to preach what it is that creationist believe. Classic lefty-loony procedure.