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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:57 AM
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Are there two people named "Herman Cain" running for President or something?
There's a guy named Herman Cain who recently told NewsMax this:

I want people committed to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States in my administration. I dont have the time or the desire to worry about somebody or some faction that wants to impose shariah law on this nation. I believe in American laws in American courts.

The First Amendment says everybody can practice whatever religion they choose. (Muslims) are free to practice their religion in the United States, just like all other legitimate religions. But they are not free to infuse their religious beliefs into our laws. We dont do that in the United States, and if Im president Im going to work to keep it that way.

But there's another guy named Herman Cain who told Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association that the US and the Constitution is:
based on biblical principles, (and) I want to get back to those principles as president.

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/cain-no-religion-...

What's going on here?
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Rabblevox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:06 PM
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1. sounds like one person, spinning to two different audiences. n/t
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ItNerd4life Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:34 PM
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2. I believe both his statements to be correct
The country was 'founded' on Christian beliefs and practices and was part of the writing of the constitution.
Since then, no other religious teachings have been put into laws to accommodate that religions teachings.

Even then, only a few Christian beliefs held sway in the core values that they wanted in the Constitution.
If you read on what motivated the founders of the country, you can read how/what they believed and why.
Even then, there were many disagreements on what should be in the Constitution.
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:24 PM
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3. What Christian beliefs are in the Constitution? n/t
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Solomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:28 PM
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4. Shhh! A lot of people think that the country was founded on
"christian beliefs" when it was not. Don't be the fly in the ointment.
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:33 PM
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5. Sorry, but lies set me off! n/t
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:14 PM
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8. I think you 'd better check again. This country was founded on the principles of
an enlightened society that had little to do with Christianity (particularly as it's practiced in the USA today). Abortion laws and restrictions are based on religious belief only. School vouchers using taxpayer money for religious education was just declared 'AOK'. Ever hear about 'blue laws' put in place just for a certain religion? Anti-gay laws are all about religious belief.

I want to take my country back to having a purely secular government that respects all beliefs or none.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:54 PM
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6. There's nothing inconsistent in those statements.
They form a consistent picture of a political whore with the intellectual depth of corn flakes.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:31 PM
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9. So what would you expect from a Georgia Republican?
I live in Georgia and often hear him on the right-wing radio station here in the Atlanta area, and he often subs for Neal Boortz..
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:07 PM
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7. Psst, Herman, I think the SCOTUS just 'infused' some religion's beliefs unto the taxpayers.
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