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The vengeful God of the Old Testament gets a bad rap. For instance, when He summed up the rule of thumb for justice: “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” Yahweh wasn’t saying make the sucker pay. He was saying that justice must not overstep itself with punishments that exceed the transgression. Now, I hate children rapists as much as the next guy. Frankly, Hell can’t burn hot enough for them, if you ask me. Which is precisely the problem. Blind Justice and blind rage don’t mix. That is why Yahweh dispensed a Law that would call the dogs off and keep blood feuds from escalating. So, I have to go with the majority ruling of the Supremes on this one. It seems very consistent with the “life for a life” mantra of the Bible. But of course, both presidential candidates have decried it. Strangely enough, Obama opposes the ruling using that sort of “states rights” rhetoric that sounds more like a Goldwater than a JFK. Me, I’ll stick with Yahweh. He has that justice thing down.

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2 Comments

  1. Yes, I’d vote for a theocracy, hands down.

  2. “Obama opposes the ruling using that sort of “states rights” rhetoric that sounds more like a Goldwater than a JFK.”

    States rights is the last thing keeping this nation together and free after all these years. A am a statesman if there are any left in the world.

    States should have more power over federal issues and we need to move beyond this ‘marble-cake’ federlism and to a pure pure federalist system.


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