Looked all over, didn’t find it
So, inspired to look at the Constitution again because some said that our laws and morals were based on something which I was totally unfamiliar with. That is, the seven principles of the Judeo Christians ethic. Couldn’t find them in the Constitution, but I figured maybe they are in the Bible. While the Bible has a lot of moral, spiritual and ethical directions, some quite explicit, I am unable to find the traditional monogamous family. Did find Solomon, repeatedly favored of God, with hundreds of wives and mistresses. Abraham, at God’s direction, having a child with a servant. Also, looked very hard for something that looked like a national work ethic. Not finding that in the Bible or the Constitution.
The right to a God centered education is almost explicit in the Constitution, as church and state are separated, so as long as the state doesn’t sponsor one religion more than another, anyone can get their education as God centered in this country and there has never been a prohibition on that. My minister got a God centered education. My cousins in Alabama, as soon as desegregation came, got a God centered education at a Christian school, which didn’t allow any but white folk. But, God centered, at least in the title.
As to common decency being one of the seven Judeo-Christian ethics, pretty sure that isn’t related to ethics or the Bible, which asks us to exhibit uncommon decency in both testaments where the subject often is more than mere civility.
Anyway, thanks for printing a provocative letter to the editor. It certainly provoked me.
William Wetmore, Waldorf