Nasty …

Disarray in Jesus campaign; shakeup seen coming.

… but accurate.

Of course, someone whose “favorite political philosopher” really was Jesus of Nazareth would be utterly unfit to be President.

Jesus was certainly a very creative, eloquent, charismatic, and witty rabbi of the school of Hillel. For all I know to the contrary might indeed have been the Messiah (as he seems to have claimed) or even one-third of the Godhead (as neither he nor his followers ever seemed to have claimed). But he made it clear that his kingdom was not of this world, and his teachings were inconsistent with maintaining either private property or national boundaries.

Still, it’s at least ironic that God’s Official Party, which prides itself on appealing to voters who identify themselves as Christians, has such contempt for anyone who proposes practical application of Christian teachings.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

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  1. Elitism 3

    I get this odd feeling that if I were a committed Christian I’d be offended by lectures from non-Christians about my beliefs and the implication that my religious faith compelled me to support a particular party’s policies. Jesus may not…

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