What Makes Morals
It is my belief Morals are derived from a persons religious beliefs or the beliefs of those who raised them. According to Wikipedia morality can be a body of standards or principles derived from a code of conduct from a particular philosophy, religion, or culture.
Religion or Politics
During the Vice Presidential debate the candidates were asked how their religion affected their decisions in their political career. What I heard, was Kaine found it easy to turn his back on what he claims is his religious beliefs. Kaine even went so far as to give an example of his weak moral code. However Pence answered his beliefs is more then just a statement but requires action from him. He also gave an example of the truly difficult but moral actions in accordance with his beliefs.
Religion and politics in history
The thirteen men who signed the declaration of independence acted on their religious beliefs. President Abraham Lincon also acted on his religious beliefs. Refusing to allow slavery to continue Lincon put his life on the line. President Oboma refusing to stand for any religious or moral belief has bankrupted our country financially and emotionally. Isis is a prim and current example of religion and politics. Isis emerged as a force to be reckoned with because of President Oboma’s inability to stand for something. Anyone willing to fight for the moral code he believes in is a force to be reckoned with.
What About Separation
The phrase “Separation of church and state” was used by Thomas Jefferson and others expressing an understanding of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States which reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”. Meaning the government can’t dictate what religion is acceptable. It does not mean a government official must refrain from allowing his / her moral or religious beliefs to dictate his / her political actions.
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