Kasich did not detail exactly which religious ideas he would push, nor did he address any concerns about infringing on the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, barring the creation of a state-sponsored religion in the U.S.
According to a report in the Toledo Blade, the struggling Republican presidential hopeful argued, “U.S. Public Diplomacy and global Broadcasting have lost their focus on the case for Western values and ideals and effectively countering opponents’ propaganda and disinformation”.
The OH governor says he would create the new agency to promote the values of human rights, democracy and the freedoms of speech, religion and association. Kasich pinpointed the Middle East, China, Russia, and Iran as the main areas this government agency would be targeting.
Many state governors have announced their intention to refuse entry to Syrian refugees, including Ohio Governor John R. Kasich, who had, before the attacks on Paris Friday (Nov. 13) night, been open to welcoming them into the Buckeye State. “We need to beam messages around the world about what it means to have Western ethics … to be part of a Judeo-Christian society”, Kasich said during a subsequent interview with NBC News.
Kasich said westerners should embrace their Christian and Jewish ethical traditions, although numerous freedoms he described originated in pre-Christian Greece. “You don’t hear much about the Voice of America anymore”. ...