Can You Keep Your Religion Separate From Your Politics?


During one of the candidate forums I was asked a most profound question – a question that everyone must answer, not just this councilman.  “Candidate Hudelson… can you keep your religion separate from your politics?”  Great question!  It is a question that I will give a short answer to, and continue to answer while I hold this office.

The short answer:  No one keeps his religion out of his politics.  It is not possible to separate what you believe from your actions and decisions.  Everyone has a belief system and responds according to that set of beliefs.

How can I make that statement?  Aren’t Atheists without religious beliefs?  No.  They have a belief system (worldview) too.  The Bible says that all men are either for Jesus or against him (Matthew 12.30).  Which one are you?  What is your belief system?  It will show up in your decisions.


3 thoughts on “Can You Keep Your Religion Separate From Your Politics?

  1. Dear Councilman Hudelson:

    Keep up the great work!


    Lorraine Rose Decker

    Former City Councilwoman

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

  2. Dear Rob,

    The Treaty of Paris is significant in our early history yet it must be recognized that the treaty was concluded and ratified 3 years and 8 mos. prior to our Constitution being ratified.
    Here is the more important consideration:
    The Declaration of Independence is in the Constitution
    The Supreme Judge of the World is in our Constitution as a result of the declaration of Independence
    The Bible is in the Constitution as result of the words our Lord, and ‘one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven’ which points to an event precipitating Calvary
    The Lord is in the Constitution, specifically our Lord as opposed to any other of the gods many and lords many ( For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), of 1 Corinthians 8:5.
    And consequently, the record of our Saviors death, burial, and resurrection is evidenced in the Constitution.
    This is arrived at by a judicial process known as Subpoena Duces Tecum; ‘produce the document.’
    That judicial mechanism alone allows us to discover fully what the intention and acknowledgement of the Founders was in crafting the Ratification Art. VII, “done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,…”
    An uninformed person would have to go to the above sources to have a complete knowledge of the clear meaning of the spirit and intent of the authors.
    More remarkably taking into consideration your comment is the fact that a Compact was entered into between the United States and Brazil in January of 1849, known as the Brazilian-American Diplomacy – Claims Convention; January 27, 1849.
    This is the record of the approval process:
    Concluded January 27, 1849;
    Ratification advised by the Senate January 14, 1849;
    Ratified by the President January 18, 1850;
    Ratification exchanged January 18, 1850;
    Proclaimed January 19, 1850.
    It also was concluded in similar manner as the Treaty of Paris, the wording altered only slightly:
    “In the name of the Most Holy and Indivisible Trinity.”
    The more important feature here is that the Congress ratified and proclaimed the terms of the Claims Convention in 1850 after ratification by President Zachary Taylor. This was almost a full 63 years after the First Amendment to the Constitution was penned making claims of detractors of our Christian heritage frivolous.
    You did well. I hope this message may encourage you in your efforts.
    America is under judgement.


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