Dear Candidate for President:
What do you believe is more important to properly run this country: A thorough understanding of The Constitution or a thorough understanding of The Bible?
Please, no horseshit liberal arts answers. Thrill the common person: Pick a side and defend it.
Honestly? The Bible. I can’t think of a president out of the last century who didn’t make a tradition out of ignoring limits on presidential power…Except Ike. No, wait, he was a staunch defender of executive privilege. No, I think it is far more powerful for a President to be able to argue with that substantial portion of the American Public that understands the Bible to be a weighty subject in a manner that demonstrates a thorough understanding of the language. Bible all the way! (I used the have a nihilist but brilliant friend. She had literally memorized the Bible, and never lost an argument with an evangelist. Of course, she never won either…)
Follow-up question: Is it more important to work for the betterment of the country, while answering to its people, or to wear a pin that signals your patriotism?
Neither. The key document is now “I am America (and so can You)” by Stephen Colbert. I expect candidates to -live- by this book. Anything other than that is plain anti-american.
Hey Marty – did you get my email? Not sure I have the correct address anymore. Please email me!