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What if this was required of our Leaders.

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by gigabyte71, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. gigabyte71

    gigabyte71 Member

    Aug 26, 2014
    This isn't supposed to be a religious debate, but using a reference to the Bible as a thought.

    "And it hath been, when he sitteth on the throne of his kingdom, that he hath written for himself the copy of this law, on a book, from that before the priests the Levites, and it hath been with him, and he hath read in it all days of his life, so that he doth learn to fear Jehovah his God, to keep all the words of this law, and these statutes, to do them; so that his heart is not high above his brethren, and so as not to turn aside from the command, right or left, so that he prolongeth days over his kingdom, he and his sons, in the midst of Israel." ~ Deuteronomy 17:18-20

    Here, the Israelites are preparing to enter Canaan, and Moses is giving the final instructions before he dies. Notice the text that I bolded. He told them that when they entered the land, anyone who is to be king over them needed to write down their own copy, not their own version, of the Law and read from it all their days so that their heart wouldn't be high above their brethren, and so that they didn't turn aside from following it.

    Now, here is the intent of the post. What if it was a requirement for anyone serving as President, Vice President, Senator, or Congressman was required, from the day they take office, to hand write their own copy of the Constitution. along with all the amendments. And that they were required from it every single day they are in office, including weekends, holidays, and vacations.

    If that were the case, do you think this would have any impact upon the decisions and laws they make?
  2. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    Not really. Many would still believe it's a document whose meaning can be interpreted to fit their ideology.
  3. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2002
    Right. I noticed that FDR in his last inaugural stated that the Constitution was not perfect.

    The King of Israel was to have a copy of the Bible next to him on the throne and was to consult it constantly. King Solomon apparently failed to do this.

    As for the Constitution, we are a secular nation and our leaders take an oath to uphold the Constitution but many like FDR attack it. However, the rot also extends into Congress and into the Supreme Court, as you know.

    Obama is a special case because to criticize him is considered blatant racism. Therefore he and Holder have gotten away with murder.