The Bible teaches that a moral litmus test is needed for those who would serve in public trust.
However, America's Constitution dictates the opposite.
13 And it came about the next day tha Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood about Moses from the morming until the evening.
14 Now when Moses' father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, "What is this thing that you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge and all the people stand about you from morning until evening?"
15 And Moses said to his fathe-in-law, "Because the people come to me to inquire of God.
16 "When they have a dispute, it comes to me, and I judge between a man and his neighbor, and make known the statutes of God and His laws."
17 And Moses' father-in-law said to him, "The thing you are doing is not good.
18 "You will surely wear out, both yourself and these people who are with you, for the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone.
19 "Now listen to me: I shall give you counsel, and God be with you. You be the people's representative before God, and you bring the disputes to God,
20 "then teach them the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they are to walk, and the work they are to do.
21 "Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them, as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.
let them judge the people at all times;
and let it be that every major dispute they will bring to you,
but every minor dispute they themselves will judge. So it will
be easier for you, and they will bare the burden with you... (Exodus
Notice the "moral litmus test" stated
in verse 21 that the leaders of the fledgling nation of the Hebrews
had to measure up to before they could serve in public trust.
This is ever the sane way to chose any one who would serve in
any level of government.
But compare what the heathen American constitution
says about the same in Article 6, the latter part of clause 3:
"The senators and representatives before mentioned, and the
members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and
judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several
states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this
Constitution; but no religious
test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or
public trust under the United States."
It is no wonder why criminals are in government.