I’ve penned a new article for Counter Cultured today. I criticize John Kasich’s call to make a department vested in promoting Judeo-Christian values. Below is an excerpt:
Republican presidential candidate and Ohio governor John Kasich recently announced he wants to create a new government entity to promote Judeo-Christian values if he were elected. I don’t know about you, but this proposal oozes big government overreach.
In a recent speech at the National Press Club, Kasich said the following:
“I will consolidate them into a new agency that has a clear mandate to promote the core, Judeo-Christian Western values that we and our friends and allies share: the values of human rights, the values of democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of association.”
While this may sound fine and dandy in theory, there are noticeable red flags in Kasich’s proposal. Why does our government have an obligation to promote Judeo-Christian values? How burdensome will the creation and cost of this hypothetical department be for U.S. taxpayers? Aren’t individuals and private organizations better suited to promote Judeo-Christian values than government bureaucrats?
Continue reading at Counter Cultured.