Accession Number : ADA560828


Title :   Does the Bible Have a Vote in Modern Decision Making?


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Matayoshi, Steven A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a560828.pdf


Report Date : 23 May 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : In today's strategic leadership environment, rarely is the Bible considered a resource for providing insights to leaders for making effective decisions. Can the Bible provide relevant decision-making guidance to today's national leadership? Especially since today's leadership has a propensity to take a more secular and humanistic approach to making decisions. This paper examines the strategic decisions, actions, and policies related to some notable historical events in the United States to determine if Biblical principles, particularly the Ten Commandments, have any correlation to the decision-making process and outcomes associated with the event. The historical events examined are the U.S. Civil Rights movement and associated court decisions and legislation, the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision, the Watergate scandal, the end of the Cold War, the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the ENRON scandal, the financial crisis of 2007, the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal, the Rest and Recuperation Leave Program, cyber-bullying and the suicide of Megan Meier, and the Army Seven Core Values.


Descriptors :   *CHRISTIANITY , *DECISION MAKING , *ETHICS , *HISTORY , *LEGISLATION , *POLICIES , ABORTION , ARMY , COLD WAR , COMMUNISM , CRIMES , FINANCE , JUDAISM , LEADERSHIP , MILITARY COMMANDERS , PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES) , RACIAL DISCRIMINATION , SUICIDE , USSR


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE