GOP Presidential Candidate Endorses Affirmative Action

by cpmy3rs

One of the so-called “third rails” of American Politics is race, and one of the most contentious race-related topics is affirmative action. That is why I was so happy when Herman Cain, at the Conservative Principles Conference in Des Moines Iowa, had the guts to say that he would make his hiring decisions based on religious quotas. Specifically, Mr. Cain took the position that there would be no Muslims allowed in his cabinet when he said

KEYES: You came under a bit of controversy this week for some of the comments made about Muslims in general. Would you be comfortable appointing a Muslim, either in your cabinet or as a federal judge?

CAIN: No, I would not. And here’s why. There is this creeping attempt, there is this attempt to gradually ease Sharia law and the Muslim faith into our government. It does not belong in our government. This is what happened in Europe. And little by little, to try and be politically correct, they made this little change, they made this little change. And now they’ve got a social problem that they don’t know what to do with hardly.

Unfortunately, Mr. Cain appears to be confused about the purpose of affirmative action, which is to include rather than to exclude. Then again, since so many on the right have conflated affirmative action with racism, perhaps Mr. Cain simply forgot that there was a difference. At any rate, I do hope that he and his Tea Party friends remember to read the Constitution they so revere. Specifically, Article VI, Paragraph 3.

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