Originally Posted by Professor
I don't know, but what would a Jewish lawmaker bring with him to the ceremony BadBenz?
I found this on Joseph Lieberman, an orthodox Jew, when he was part of the Gore ticket: http://www.jonathanpollard.org/2000/081800.htm
Jewish Press (NY) Lieberman will have to take an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. This is consistent with Jewish law (dina d'malchuta dina), which requires Jews to obey the laws of any foreign government under which they may live (so long as the laws do not violate their basic rights). However, certain American laws, such as those governing homosexuality and full-term abortion, conflict with Jewish law. As a matter of conscience and constitutionality, Mr. Gore will have no difficulty in upholding these laws. Will Mr. Lieberman, if asked, take issue with his president?
Thoughtful Jews may therefore have reason to fear that both Israel and Judaism itself will suffer if Senator Lieberman becomes America's next vice-president. Recall Henry Kissinger. How proud Jews were when he was appointed Secretary of State! How Israel would benefit, they thought, from his appointment! Yet Kissinger the Jew deliberately delayed the military resupply of Israel during the Yom Kippur war, contrary to the wishes of then Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger, a gentile.
Incidentally, when Kissinger was sworn in as Secretary of State (on the sabbath), he placed his hand on the King James version of the Bible! (His father, an orthodox Jew, was not present at the swearing-in ceremony.) Of course Kissinger, unlike Lieberman, is not orthodox. Lieberman's orthodoxy, however, will make his being a Jew all the more conspicuous.