Monday, April 19, 2010

Mike Moon 7th District Congressional Candidate - Politics and Religion

During friday night's 7th District congressional candidate debate Mike Moon commented the Bible is a historical record placing title of Isreal to the Hebrew people.

It's hard to not stand in admiration of Moon's faith, but does Moon's assertion give us an answer we can apply to United States position on foreign policy?

The conversation with Moon captured above explores Biblical theology and its application to real politics.

When being challenged on Levitical law Moon reverts to a simpler Mosaic take - the 10 commandments.

And who wouldn't agree that the 10 commandments provide a valuable guideline for any society? After all, they're been accepted moral code for Muslims, Jews and Christians and even the most devout atheist would agree stealing is socially permissible.

The time-line causes complexities. If Levitical Law is too complex where does the Bible give us insight to a position on foreign policy, after all real estate law and transfer of title to a displaced people is a compounded problem. If we can agree that the Bible is a historical record then don't we have to question the ramifications of title transfers that may have occurred in a 2,000 to 7,000 year span? Are there conditions to title outlined in the Bible and how is congress to judge when and if land-ownership conditions are met?

And what action does it require us to take on Native-American domestic policy?

During the interview, Moon elaborates on local control and representative governance as a Bible inspired form of government. During the debate Moon referenced the constitution's (copy in hand) enumeration of powers arguing the Federal Government has overreached it's power allocated by social contract.

Moon was outspent nearly 10 to 1 by the top three candidates and is hoping his candidacy can pick up steam; however, work as a Baptist preacher could be an ancillary alternative - at this point both require application of faith.

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