Application of the Biblical principles – when discussing the topic of the week,
make sure to apply the Biblical principles discussed in question 1 of the Synthesis paper
to the specific policy that you're discussing. How does it meet natural law, inalienable
rights, federalism, etc.?
Constitutional authority – what is the Constitutional authority for the federal
government to get involved? Avoid the use of the General Welfare clause as it
becomes a catch-all for anything that a politician wants to get passed.
Political feasibility – what is the likelihood that the policy will become law? What
is the political and social support for the policy?
Financial feasibility – what is the policy expected to do to the national debt or
spending? For example, the new COVID stimulus just put us another $2 trillion in debt
but was widely supported by both politicians and the public.
Practical feasibility – what are the logistical resources needed for implementation
(buildings, personnel, new programs, etc.) and what are the steps for implementation
(ex; the Affordable Care Act needed functional websites in order to be implemented, the
lack of these created severe problems with implementation).
Relate this back to specific Biblical and Constitutional authorities and discuss
whether or not the policy should be supported based on this and the feasibility of
The goal of this is to critically analyze an Education policy to objectively
determine if the federal government should be legitimately involved in the policy being
discussed and if the policy is right for the country.
You are expected to submit a 1 1 / 2 –2-page paper (not including the title page, abstract, and
reference page) in current APA format in which the May-Can-Should model is applied in the
context of the policy focus. Be certain to emphasize a focused analysis of a particular federal
policy (either already implemented or proposed) chosen from the policy concentration area for
the assigned module. You must include citations from:
1. all of the required reading and presentations from the assigned module/week
2. all relevant sources from Modules/Weeks 1–2 (you MUST use the "Biblical Principles of
Government" article), and
3. 3–5 outside sources. NOTE: These sources should be focused on the problem and the
piece of legislation, and you may find that you need more than just 3-5 sources to
adequately research and discuss these items.
4. Please feel free to use the following link for the purposes of additional research.
Please ensure that you review and follow the provided Policy Brief Analysis Assignment
Template found in these instructions.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the SafeAssign plagiarism tool.