The Christian Moral Ethics Of President Bush

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When faced with the political conversation my first instinct has always been to steer clear. You know the saying "Don't discuss politics or religion". I have managed to keep my political opinions and religious beliefs confidential, until faced with a political research paper. I, myself being a Republican, Christian have conservative beliefs. I am not ashamed to say that I have always maintained my Christian principles and my position has yet to shift.Being as I am a republican I have always supported the Bush Administration on important issues. I began researching the Christian moral ethics of our president and how he is putting them to use. Although I share many of the same views ...view middle of the document...

How does the Christian Moral Ethics of the Bush administration affect the American legal structures? Will this affect our future as a country? Is it constitutional? What is the basis for Bush's political decisions? President Bush has made it very clear that he bases his decisions on his religious beliefs. Palestinian Authority minister Nabil Sha'ath declares: "President Bush said to all of us, 'I'm driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, 'George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan.' And I did, and then God would tell me, 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq ...' And I did. And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, 'Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East.' And, by God, I'm gonna do it.'" (Ekklesia News Thus answering the aforementioned question, it is already affecting our country through the war in Iraq.Although we as people of America have our first amendment rights as well as freedom of religion, these rights do not supersede our legislature. According to the US constitution we have freedom of speech, but what most people do not realize is that there is some fine print there. Our rights are not above the law. Although President Bush may decided to make certain laws that seem too religious, these laws will not pass if they are unconstitutional.Maybe it seems that our president is more concerned with his own religious beliefs, than with upholding public policy. And although we realize that our country was founded upon religion, there are still limitations that need to be upheld. Our forefathers based our country on trusting in god. And we have come a long way since. That is what's great about our country, we have freedom of religion.The first part of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution forbids Congress from making any "law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." When read together, these clauses have come to be regarded as the separation of church and state.But Bush does not seem to share the view that church and state should be separate. In two pieces of legislation passed in this year's legislative session, Bush initiated Texas' entanglement with religion on a large scale.Believing that government should be a partner to religious entities, Bush signed House Bill 2017 requiring employees of the Texas Department of Human Services to form liaisons with faith-based organizations to help poor Texans (American Lawyer Media, ALM LLC)A theocracy is defined as government by divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided. Is America in the process of becoming a theocracy Are we becoming the worlds leading evangelical nation? Have we just witnessed the rise and political success of the first quasi-clerical party in the history of the United States?Now in this day and age is it becoming a society where o...


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