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Keith Ellison says Herman Cain flunks Pledge of Allegiance

Herman Cain wants loyalty oaths for Muslims.
Herman Cain wants loyalty oaths for Muslims.

Herman Cain tried to put a moderating gloss on his anti-Muslim paranoia the other night during the Republican presidential debate, but he's pretty up front about his bigotry. Any Muslim wanting to serve in a Cain administration would have to take a separate loyalty oath to the Constitution, he says.

Never mind that Article 6 says, "No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

Cain is also asserts that Rep. Keith Ellison, a Muslim, isn't sufficiently patriotic because he didn't take his oath of office on a Bible, and Ellison's getting tired of Muslims serving as Cain's campaign fodder.

Rep. Keith Ellison is sworn into office on Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an.
Rep. Keith Ellison is sworn into office on Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an.

Today, he went on MSNBC to suggest that Cain is flunking Pledge of Allegiance 101:

"The Pledge of Allegiance said 'and liberty and justice for all,'" Ellison said [via Daily Caller]. "'All' means all, and doesn't mean 'except one group or another.'"

Unless you're Herman Cain, and you want to be President of the United States.


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