For good ( OR ILL) , Jewish people are the greatest pied pipers in the world – that much must be said!

Dear Mr Weinstein,

re : –

FOX NEWS RADIO – Army Removes Bible Reference from Scopes

So, is the USA Christian or NOT (from its very inception) , dear Jewish person??????
Is Israel…..mostly populated by traditional followers of the OT – or not, dear oh so blind Jewish person??? What religion exactly did King David (whose star features on Israel’s flag) adhere to, himself????

Read the Word of the God of Israel : 2 Cor 14-16 and…… REPENT !!!

Do BOTH these countries not allow YOU the FREEDOM to practice your own religion (WHATEVER it may be) – as well?

(name withheld)

Dear (name withheld),

Your question could not be any more irrelevant to the issue raised in the article you linked.

What defines right and wrong in a representative democracy established under our Constitution is the will of the majority as negotiated by representatives selected through a process of one man one vote. This process also being subject to the protection of predominantly minority interests in the Bill of Rights. This is our ‘objective moral standard’ as envisioned by our constitution. While our beliefs rightly form the personal decisions behind our individual votes, our individual beliefs cannot then take a dominant position to the ‘law of man’ as decided through our constitutional process. To do otherwise would be a rebuke of our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

We are protected from the tyranny of the majority by the Bill of Rights and not some overarching moral code. In essence, our Constitution and Bill of Rights moved the controlling interest of ‘morality’ from God’s Law (as mainly interpreted by unelected clerics or kings/leaders possessing divine right/rule) to Man’s Law (as established by a representative democratic process).

Am I proud as a Christian that Judeo/Christian heritage and morality played a truly significant role in development of the U.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights? You better believe it. However, by adoption of the Constitution, we as a nation from that point forward agreed to be bound to each other under a democratic Man’s Law rather than a theocratic Devine Law. To think otherwise in my opinion is to create a Tyranny of Ancestry flying under the flag of morality. This may be why so many have referred to the Constitution as a living and breathing document, a description I have not heard too many Christian Dominionists or Fundamentalist apply to the Bible. This is also why so many Dominionists and Fundamentalist degrade and demean my beliefs as an Episcopalian Christian.

To sum up my perspective I defend both my Christian faith and my Constitution proudly and equally. I simply don’t feel compelled to defend one at the expense of the other.

Peace be with you,
Andy Kasehagen

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