“Some may ask why this issue during a Mayoral campaign? And I say why not?” said candidate Anna Falling.
Pssst! Someone tell her the answer to “Why not?” is: “The Constitution”.
I think that if you run for any publicly elected office, the only prereq is that you have to read the Constitution and answer a quiz with ten True or False questions on it. Sample questions:
1) Is it OK for the government to endorse only Christianity?
2) Would it be legal to, say, put up a stone monument to The Ten Commandments as the only religious icon in a courthouse?
3) Where exactly in the Constitution does it say this country was founded on Christian principles?
I love this part of her website on, “Why Anna?”:
By now you have likely seen that I have stepped out to run to become Tulsa’s next Mayor. We believe that we are the candidate to beat for campaign experience and issue strength.
Psssst (again): referring to yourself in the royal first person plural may not instill confidence in the voters. Unless you’re running for 19th century Queen of England. Then you’ve got a shot.
Tip o’ the crown to Mandy Qualls for alerting me to this.