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In article <1993Oct20.201658.15948@mnemosyne.cs.du.edu>, clavazzi@nyx.cs.du.edu (The_Doge) wrote: The_Doge's Christian Nation Challange! (So far completely ignored) The challange is simply, really; provide the Biblical citations from which the following essential aspects of the American legal / governmental system have been derived: - government by officials elected by the governed (republican democracy) - separation of powers (executive, legislative, judicial) - trial by a jury of one's peers - presumption of innocence - freedom from cruel or unusual punishment - freedom from involuntary self-incrimination - freedom of speech and assembly - prohibition of the establishemnt of religion (could be a toughie!) - right to keep and bear arms (or establishment of a malitia; take your pick) - the concept (embodied in both the DoI and Constitution) that the power to govern resides *with the governed* and is granted *by them* to elected officials

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