What does the Capital Building have in common with King Solomon?
A January 1, 2014 archeologist discovery contained an inscription found on a jar dated from the reign of King Solomon contains a reference to cheap wine which was drunk by Solomon’s servants who were conscripted into forced labor in order to work on the many building projects that Solomon promoted in Jerusalem
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate a King Solomon wisdom verse he prophesied 3000 years ago which can be related to the brief history of the USA founders who lived in an age of slavery was considered differently than in our contemporary times along with some facts.
Is there a case where one can say, “Look, this is new”? It has already existed in the ages before us. There is no remembrance of those who came before, and those yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow after. (Ecclesiastes 1:10)
For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered; the days have already come when both have been forgotten. Like the fool, the wise too must die! (Ecclesiastes2:16)
What’s My Point?
Both the Ancient Temple in Jerusalem and the USA Capital were built by slave laborers in history when “the concept of slavery as immoral or abusive was nonexistent.”
My point is when we tear down statues of both the wise and foolish, their actions will no longer be remembered which makes for an even greater possibility that future generations of both the wise and/or foolish actions to accomplish either good or evil may again be repeated in future generations.
The USA Capital was built by slave labor same as the Ancient Temple in Jerusalem.
Past founders’ statues taken down in the USA include: Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Grant, Robert E. Lee and numerous Confederates including paintings in the USA Capital.
In My Opinion
In a previous post written in 2020, I proposed a compromise of having plaques affixed of the s Gettysburg address to all Civil War Statues.
The irony is that there already exists a plaque in the USA Capital building commemorating that the Capital building was built using slave labor.
As for King Solomon, most of his statues are not in the USA. Some are located in the Notre Dame Cathedral, Rome, Jerusalem, Spain, etc. are luckily out of reach of USA government officials or vandals.
However, there are a lot of paintings or pictures of King Solomon in the Bible or referenced in the Quran.
In my opinion, it is apparent that because USA school secular public schools are prohibited from teaching anything in the Bible or Quran m about King Solomon’s wisdom, that is most likely why the crime rates and number of people jailed in the USA is the highest in the world.
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Now that the USA Supreme Court has ruled that it is legal to use taxpayers’ funds for school vouchers once legislators approve, do you think parents who cannot afford to send their children to private religious schools same as most legislators and 40 percent of public-school teachers?
Should parents wise up and vote for legislators to support school choice so their kinds can be taught the Wisdom and Love in the Bible so when they grow up can become leaders will be better prepared to understand history to avoid repeating the same follies as past generations?
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