Exodus: Politics

  1. "Thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers."
    Only Christian men should be rulers. 18:21
  2. In his November 20, 2014 speech on immigration, President Obama quoted this commandment, saying, "Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger -- we were strangers once, too." 22:21, 23:9
  3. "The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel."
    The Christian Right uses this verse to justify an absolute flat tax, where everyone, rich or poor, pays the same dollar amount in taxes. 30:15