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The U.S. and Religion

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2012 by patriot70

Over the past 50 years, we have seen a significant decline in the morality of American society. We can consistently see the Judeo-Christian morals and values, which this country was founded, fall to the wayside and attacked by the minority, the Godless.

Over the last year, there have been multiple headlines about religious words in graduation speeches, prayers posted in schools, Nativity scenes, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the list continues. The common phrase for the defense of these actions is, “It’s against my Constitutional Rights.” As Americans, we have the right to free speech, free religion, and free press. In any of these examples, which one prevents you from speaking, worshiping, or writing? The answer is none. If you don’t like what is being said, ignore it. If you don’t like something on the wall or a display, walk past it without giving a second thought. And, if you don’t want to say God during the Pledge of Allegiance, then don’t, besides, it is for our country. Additional reasoning for the questioning of religion is, “It violates the separation of Church and State.” First of all, obviously they have not read the correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and the Danbury Baptists. Secondly, our laws and Constitution mention nothing of the separation of Church and State. It seems to me, these disgruntled citizens need to educate themselves in American History instead of assuming they know about it.

It will be very hard to keep a nation with strong morals and values when the core of our country is being contradicted by our leadership. President Obama said in a speech a few years ago, “We do not consider ourselves as a Christian nation.” I beg to differ. Approximately 75-80 percent of Americans are Christian, while approximately 13 percent is Atheist or Agnostic. It is obvious we are still a Christian nation. I only ask to heed warning from the greatest president of American history, George Washington.

“And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion…Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”-George Washington. – Graduation and Religion×4405311  -Nativity -Prayer Mural -President Obama’s Speech –The Danbury Letters