Does a religious fanatic have any right holding elected office?

If they can't separate their religious beliefs from their political beliefs?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    separation of church and state does not prohibit individuals from religious practice or beliefs in or out of government. only the democrats want belivers of Christ to stay out of government....why? what are they afraid of?

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  • 1 decade ago

    A fanatic of any kind shouldn't be voted in by the people. But if one were that's the way the system works and you have no right to challenge it. You just gotta be a Democrat... if an election doesn't go the way you want you challenge it on any grounds that you can, or keep crying about it for 6 years and counting.

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  • 1 decade ago

    In the USA, as it is SUPPOSED to be, anybody who wins an HONEST election where ALL the votes are counted should hold the office s/he won. HOWEVER... IN the office the First Amendment principles of religion/state separation MUST be observed, despite any personal feelings to the contrary.

    This separation is something religious fanatics, and pseudo-fanatics like Dumbya, have great difficulty with. Down with Dictator Dumbya!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Wow talk about twisting religious beliefs into fanaticism. I've never hear Bush say praise god or hallelujah or god told me this or things like that.

    Way to go on exaggerating, like Dems do.

    Plus you don't really know much on the founding of this country do you.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If they try to push their beliefs on the public, they are violating the 1st amendment. But, to answer your question, yes they have a right to hold public office IF they meet all the criteria for that office.

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  • notme
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    1 decade ago

    Sure. As long as they don't breach the wall of separation. Which the republicans do with annoying regularity. The Faith Based Initiative is the most prominent example.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Unless they break a law, they deserve to be there. The majority voted them in. There is separation of church and state.

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  • Bawney
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    You are right! lets start impeachment proceedings against Mahmud Ahmadinedad!!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    maybe we should watch all of the omen movies, oh sorry is devilworshipping a religion?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes. They have the right. Should they? Probably not.

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