Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My opinion:
There is no way someone can convince me that Washington wanted to impose Christianity on the people of this country. And yes America is a religious melting pot, which is great. However, our dollar still says "In God we Trust." The 10 commandments are the ONLY religious articles allowed in a US courtroom, and we Swear on the Bible in EVERY court hearing.
 The consistent religious statements about Christianity and our founding fathers indicates that our base for morality and legal system should be the principles of Christianity. Don't believe me? Read on.

George Washington
1st U.S. President
"While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian."
--The Writings of Washington, pp. 342-343.

John Adams
2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence
"Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God ... What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be."

Thomas Jefferson
3rd U.S. President, Drafter and Signer of the Declaration of Independence
"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event."
--Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII, p. 237.

"I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ."
--The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, p. 385.

In closing,
NONE of these say we should force Christianity on people. And in my humble opinion, I think thank this indicates our legal system should have a Christian base for Governing morality. Also there should be no federal ruling of Church and State, because our Constitution gives our States the right to compete. Also, there is no indication in the Constitution (which every politician swears to uphold) that the federal Government can dictate what states teach. However the Constitution does mention that states have the right to compete.