Thursday, March 16, 2006

Amazing quote

There are few quotes that are said today that come off as being both very pertinent and insightful, but this one from Jamie Raskin a professor of law from AU is right up there. Speaking in opposition to a bill that would propose a blanket ban on homosexual marriage, the republican senator presumably thought they were being witty when they began the following exchange:

At the end of his testimony, Republican Senator Nancy Jacobs said: "Mr. Raskin, my Bible says marriage is only between a man and a woman. What do you have to say about that?"

Raskin replied: "Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible."

The room erupted into applause.

I don’t think that poor Jacobs would have had any response to that.