Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Mark William Osler (University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota)) has posted A Biblical Value in the Constitution: Mercy, Clemency, Faith, and History (University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2013, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The United States Constitution is a strikingly secular document, and claims that the United States was founded as a “Christian Nation” find little support there. However, the majority of Americans are Christian, and it should not be surprising that many of them look for a reflection of their faith’s values in the government that is structured by that secular Constitution.
This article urges that those who seek Christian values in the government processes allowed by the secular Constitution pay greater attention to the neglected pardon clause.