Back to basics in Tennessee, as state lawmakers turn to Bible to validate new ethics rule

Back to basics in Tennessee, as state lawmakers turn to Bible to validate new ethics rule

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[WorldNetDaily] A biblical concept is the inspiration behind a rule change in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

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The new policy, proposed by state Rep. Mathew Hill, R-Jonesborough, requires lawmakers to get a second signature when filing an ethical complaint.

He says it draws from a biblical requirement that allegations have to be corroborated.

“If there’s not corroboration, if there’s not evidence that is presented, then we are working off hearsay, we are working off gossip,” Hill told the other House members on Thursday. 

The new rule states that an ethics complaint against a lawmaker has to be signed by at least two representatives. One of them is required to have firsthand knowledge or evidence of the alleged violation.

The model is a frequently cited passage from Deuteronomy that says at least two witnesses are needed for a charge to be established.

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