Sunday, September 17, 2006

First Amendment Violation?

I just had a thought, a very short, somewhat tenative line of reasoning.

Israel is an implicitly, if not explicitly, Jewish state. Probably the main justification for our support of Israel flows from a line of reasoning that is explicitly Zionist, both Christian and Jewish. I fail to notice any genuine strategic concerns in maintaining our support for the State of Israel, and, indeed, there are many potential strategic lines of reasoning that justify a withdrawl of military support for Israel. Thus, it seems that the primary motivation for said support is Zionist in nature.

Would our government's unwavering support for Israel qualify as "respecting an establishment of religion" as prohibited by the First Amendment?

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