Sunday, December 19, 2004


The biblical bases of American Liberalism:1) How long a workweek can an employer demand

Premise: The employer pays the employee for his or her services. This relationship is often spelled out in a contract.
Extrapolation:If the employee agrees to work every day of the week, what's wrong with holding him/her to that agreement?

Biblical response (Revised Standard Version): Exodus 20:8-9 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath [rest--my translation] to the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your manservant, or your maidservant, or your cattle, or the sojourner who is within your gates

It looks like this also applies to braceros and migrant workers.

Be Well,

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