Looked all over, didn’t find it

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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

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