Article II of the United States Constitution outlines the powers that give rise to the use of the phrase "Commander in Chief" as a synonym for the President. Cornell's Legal Information Institute explains:
Article II Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, the Commander in Chief clause, states that "[t]he President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States." . . .
But apparently Bradlee Dean hears that phrase a bit differently, and so in his new slam on the President, he writes of the "Muslim and Chief," as well as creating a meme to spread this malarkey among the toxic metal rocker's followers on social media.
It's the sort of delusion that caused then-Speaker Kurt Zellers to order Dean's morning prayer questioning Obama's faith redacted from the Minnesota House record, while calling in another chaplain for the do over.
At World Net Daily, Dean writes in Muslim and Chief:
If you thought the U.N. International Baccalaureate and federal No Child Left Behind educational schemes were bad enough, you might want to look a little deeper.
In light of the 9/11 attacks, you would think the current administration would use a little prudence if it were sincerely concerned about a radical Muslim threat. When Obama took his oath of office, he instead defied America in numerous ways. He has given $1.5 billion to Muslim-led Egypt in foreign aid, shortly after the Muslim Brotherhood declared war on the United States. This is the same man that said America is “no longer a Christian nation,” followed by a reference that America may be described as a Muslim nation.
Dean appears to have drawn the final claim from a 2012 email that omits the word "just" from a 2006 speech by then Senator Obama in which the politician said, "We are no longer just a Christian nation." Snopes debunked the nonsense here.
Dean goes on:
Interestingly enough, in recent years American public schools have been indoctrinated with the Muslim religion. Studies have shown over 500 historical errors in public school textbooks, giving an Islamic slant to our youth. . . .
Dean claims that public school children are taught to fast for Ramadan, memorize verses of the Quran, made to adopt a Muslim name and stage a jihad. We're bracing for a rash of mailbox baseball jihads out here in sunny Chippewa County, by golly.
How did this happen? The American Civil Liberties Union, the American Muslim Council, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Clinton administration (much of what surrounds this current administration) joined together to create an environment that opened the door to Muslim teaching, while attacking anyone who speaks of the Christian religion in public schools.
In addition, there are over 225 Muslim schools in the Untied States of America – about 50,000 children who are being taught to, and I quote Brigitte Gabriel with ACT for America, “foster an environment of hate, loathing, and resentment toward Western culture, Jews, Shiites, secular Muslims and non-Muslims.”
No religious freedom or school choice for you, Muslims! As for the American Civil Liberties Union fostering Islamic indoctrination in public schools, that should come as cold comfort for the folks who ran the Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy charter school, commonly known as TiZA, which closed its doors in 2011 following a legal battle with the American Civil Liberties Union over misuse of public funding for Islamic religious education.
City Pages's staff writer Gregory Pratt wrote in early 2012:
. . . Sitting in his cluttered office behind scattered papers and folders, [Minnesota ACLU Director Chuck] Samuelson says he never expected the lawsuit to become the biggest in the Minnesota ACLU's history. The suit, filed in January 2009, continues on and contains 700 filings at last count. It names Islamic Relief and the Department of Education as co-defendants. It has cost the ACLU more than $300,000, and that's with pro bono legal representation.
"This is more than we've spent on all of our previous cases in the last 60 years combined," Samuelson says.
The complaint accuses TiZA of violating the separation of church and state. It also claims that the school has a secrecy oath mandating "that information about the operations of TiZA be withheld from the public."
Other than that, maybe Dean is on to something.
Image: Dean's new meme about President Obama being a secret Muslim.
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