In January, the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates will call the House to order starting the 2013 General Assembly.
One of, if not the first order of business will be to swear in the Delegates to …”…….to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia”. Both Constitutions include the Bill of Rights as specified by the U. S. Constitution which guarantees our freedoms. Del. Ken Plum will, most probably, be in attendance and will presumably take the oath along with all of the other delegates and without reservations.
Plum has consistently advocated the Democratic Party platform containing a number of extremely toxic provisions in speeches, votes in the House, and in opinion columns. Now he, along with a number of other church groups, attempts to use the actions of Nuns on the Bus, a small group of Catholic nuns, to justify a budget.
He further advances the idea that, as a result of the recent re-election of President Barack Obama, that we should all support the provisions of a faithful governing budget assuming that this handful of nuns are qualified to espouse Catholic doctrine. I believe that the governing bishop of these nuns has had a counseling session with these good sisters. I suspect that their continued quest of a faithful budget on a bus has placed them in a difficult position with their bishop.
It must be noted that the Catholic Church has, throughout history, been the most staunch opponent of socialism with its evils. They have been in the forefront of fighting poverty.
Perhaps Plum should consider that in taking an oath and then violating it with words and actions is, at best, hypocritical. One wonders where he became so learned in Catholic doctrine.
As President Ronald Reagan said: “The First Amendment was not written to protect people and their laws from their religious values, it was written to protect those values from government tyranny!”