Friday, 16 Nov 2018

"A Biblical View of Justice:" Matt Whitaker once said that judges should not have a secular worldview

Former US lawyer Matt Whitaker (see above in 2014) was appointed US Attorney General by President Trump on Wednesday, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to leave his post. (Charlie Neibergall / AP) In a 2014 Debate While He Was Appearing Before the US Senate Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker, said that judges should have a Christian world view and that one Judge with a "secular worldview" would be problematic, according to the reports of that time. Efforts to reach Whitaker, who was appointed Wednesday by President Trump to the position of Acting Attorney General, did not immediately succeed. A report of May 2014 in The monks' register cited the event, in a critical chronicle of the writer of opinion Register, Rekha Basu. [Jeff Sessions forced out as attorney general] Basu described in his column on April 25, 2014 a debate between candidates vying for a seat in the US Senate of Iowa. The debate was facilitated by the family leader, a conservative Christian group, and moderated by Erickson, a popular conservative blogger who later founded the Resurgent news site. "If they have a secular worldview, where it's all we have here on Earth, then I'm going to be very concerned about how they judge," said Whitaker during the Family Leader debate on a video published in April 2014 by the progressive advocacy group Right Wing Watch. Whitaker answered a question. Erickson had asked the candidates "what criteria" they would use to block President Obama's judicial candidates. One candidate, Sam Clovis, said he would vote for judges who could associate "natural law" with the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, Basu wrote. Mark Jacobs said he would look for someone who "would not legislate to the audience". Joni Ernst echoed this view, adding that the judge would need to understand that US laws "came from God". But Whitaker went as far as possible: "The natural law is often used from time to time by the viewer and what I would like to see – I would like to see things like their worldview, which makes them They are people of faith, they have a biblical view of justice, which I think is very important because we all know that our government … "" Leviticus or New Testament? "Erickson interrupted. . "I am a New Testament," continued Whitaker. "And what I know is that as long as they have this vision of the world, they will be a good judge. And if they have a secular worldview, where that's all we have here on Earth, then I'm going to be very concerned about this judge. Bob Vander Plaats, President and CEO of Family Leader, on Wednesday praised Whitaker and declared that he "is a believer in Christ, a man of extreme integrity and a man who really loves his family and his country. "To the question of knowing what one specifically hears from a" New Testament "point of view for a judge, Vander Plaats. said "I suppose that he is telling someone who wants justice and to walk humbly with your God." "I think he's looking at: What is the worldview, the framework? It's a good law for man, well, we can be This is why even the drafters of the Constitution spoke about the laws of nature and God's law of nature, "he said in an interview with the Washington Post. These are the characteristics that you would like to see in someone who is the Acting Attorney General, and what I mean by that is that he will not be swayed at all. because of who has the best emotional argument.He has a spine and will lead with the utmost integrity – that's what we want to have. " [Trump’s new acting attorney general once mused about defunding Robert Mueller] When asked what a "Levitical" or "New Testament" judge meant during the debate, Vander Plaats replied that these questions were questions that Whitaker should answer. When asked if Whitaker's comments implied that the Acting Attorney General was opposing judges who are not Christian and who do not share his religious beliefs, Vander Plaats replied, "I'm not sure about attribute to Matt. I think he's looking for someone who has understood the original intent of the Constitution. "The founding fathers," he said, "and the Declaration of Independence have made assumptions about" the God of nature. " When there is a higher purpose people can unite around us, then we can apply justice and law in the most fair way in our society, "said Vander Plaats. In 2010, the head of the family led the campaign to oust three Iowa Supreme Court justices who, the year before, had been among those who had ruled that the refusal to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple violated the state's constitution. Whitaker and other candidates were interviewed in the 2014 debate on the theme of balancing non-discrimination with the protection of religious opinions. [Sessions’s ouster throws future of special counsel probe into question] Vander Plaats said that Iowans are still very animated by people "forced to celebrate something that goes against their religious beliefs. . . it concerns both parties, people who understand religious freedom. "To the question of whether lay judges or the vision of Biblical justice was the same as Whitaker's, could also be a violation of religious freedom, Vander Plaats has better Matt speaking for himself." But overall, he asked, "I think what you see with the Trump administration and the others is that religious freedom is something we have to keep and protect because we do not want it. to be, by and large, of the state. "Basu's column noted that the preferred biblical verse was asked of the four commentators of 2014, and all responded to it, she added, but did not include the answers of the candidates, the prosecution, and what President Trump sees in him, is a high character, a high morality, "said Vander Plaats about Whitaker.

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