First, let’s compare the Ten Commandments to American law:
- Keep Sabbath Holy – check, most do not work Sunday – even government.
- Murder – check.
- Adultery – check because this ultimately leads to assault, battery, or more
- No steal – check
- No false witness – check…lies are trouble, especially in court.
- No covet – check (unless you are a Democrat) they covet your money, house, and everything else you own.
In 1854 the U.S. Congress declared, “Had the people (founders) during the Revolution, had any suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity; that Revolution would have been strangled in the cradle. At the time of the adoption of the Constitution and Amendments, the universal sentiment was that Christianity should be encouraged, but not any one (denomination)… in this age there can be no one substitute for Christianity…that was the religion of the Founders of the Republic, they expected it to remain the religion of their descendants.”
In 1892 the U.S. Supreme Court stated, “There is no dissonance in these declarations. There is a universal language pervading them and all have one meaning; they affirm and reaffirm that this is a religious nation…This is a Christian nation.”
These few examples of the United States government declaring religion is a part of the fabric woven to hold our nation together are not mentioned in history books; they are not found in liberal media communications; nor are they found in the likes of the NY times. It is not a coincidence that we did not learn these facts in school. Progressive omission to control learning in schools has jeopardized future generations of America’s leaders who in turn will make decisions on our future. If you are ignorant of the past when making decisions, that very decision will impact future decisions as part of history. The impact of each contributes to the next and America’s decision makers are not considering all the facts or intent of our founding fathers… this is a crime!
Lest I forget judicial activism, never intended to occur, yet none-the-less began with the Marshall Court. On the basis that founders provided mechanisms to change the document, either by Amendments or by the Exceptions clause.
This clause enables Congress to pass laws, which may limit what the court rules. For example, Congress could pass a law on school prayer, which states the court cannot deal with this issue. A tool utilized more than 200 times in our nation’s history.
Judicial Activism has moved to protect the rights of minorities, yet fails to protect the majority from the minority? Reverse discrimination is more prevalent than actual discrimination. The degradation of our Republic is unsettling.
“Truth can stand by itself. Why subject (opinion) to coercion? To produce uniformity…is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children since the introduction of Christianity have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make the half the world fools and the other half hypocrites…If there be one right religion, and Christianity that one, we should wish to see the 999 wandering sects gathered into the fold of truth. However, against such a majority we cannot affect this by force. Reason and persuasion are the only practical instruments. To make way for these, free inquiry must be indulged; and how can we wish others to indulge it while we refuse it ourselves.” – Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Rush told us, “The religion I mean to recommend in this place is that of the New Testament.” David Barton comments, “The reason we still have our government is because Religion was in the founding documents.”
“Truth Is Hate to Those That Hate the Truth” – unknown
“I do profess faith in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ His only Son, and in the Holy Ghost; One God and blessed forevermore; and I do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration.” – Delaware Constitution 1776,
Justice Samuel Chase, Runkel v. Winemiller, 1799
“Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people. By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty.”
“Congregationalists and Anglicans who, before 1776, had received public financial support, called their state benefactors “nursing fathers” (Isaiah 49:23). After independence they urged the state governments, as “nursing fathers,” to continue succoring them. Knowing that in the egalitarian, post-independence era, the public would no longer permit single denominations to monopolize state support, legislators devised “general assessment schemes.” Religious taxes were laid on all citizens, each of whom was given the option of designating his share to the church of his choice. Such laws took effect in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire and were passed but not implemented in Maryland and Georgia.” – US Library of Congress
“…The free, equal, and undisturbed enjoyment of religious opinion, whatever it may be, and free and decent discussions on any religious subject, is granted and secured; but to revile … the religion professed by almost the whole community is an abuse of that right.…[W]e are a Christian people and the morality of the country is deeply engrafted upon Christianity and not upon the doctrines or worship of those imposters [other religions].…[We are] people whose manners … and whose morals have been elevated and inspired … by means of the Christian religion.” – Univ. of Chicago Press & Original Intent
Separation of Church and State is NOT mentioned in the Constitution! Find it! Research the quote; learn who said it and its origin. These words are a progressive manipulation of the Constitution. The purpose of the First Amendment is to avoid either one or the other from operating both systems just like the Theocracy in England. A theocracy exists when one person rules in the name of god above all others, as that is the alleged divine right of kings.
The First Amendment is Institutional, NOT separate, as Progressives want you to believe! During the 1st Reformation it was intended to get the affairs of the State out of the Church. It was not a Catholic vs. Protestant time. Roger Williams first mentioned the notion of separation of church and state in the 1600’s.
The United States Congress: on April 15, 1789 hired two chaplains for the Senate and the House of Representatives.
United States Congressional Records the intent of the First Amendment is clearly defined and should not be open to the Courts interpretation. The Federal Government records prohibited the United States from having one denomination or a single denomination running the country, for it cannot ratify a national religion.
At this point, I will pause and offer a more in depth and wide historical research offered by 110TH Congress, 1st Session House Resolution 888 on December 18, 2007 which established the first week of May as “‘‘American Religious History Week’’. Rather than regurgitate the facts or the 90 sources documented in the Resolution, I encourage you to read, research and learn the facts of our religious founding…here are a few highlights of the Resolution:
“Whereas the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed this self-evident fact in a unanimous ruling declaring “This is a religious people. . . . From the discovery of this continent to the present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation”
Whereas President John F. Kennedy declared that, “The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God”
“Whereas President Ronald Reagan, after noting “The Congress of the United States, in recognition of the unique contribution of the Bible in shaping the history and character of this Nation and so many of its citizens, has . . . requested the President to designate the year 1983 as the ‘Year of the Bible’ ,” officially declared 1983 as “The Year of the Bible”
“Whereas all sessions of the United States Supreme Court begin with the Court’s Marshal announcing, “God save the United States and this honorable court.”
“Whereas a regular and integral part of official activities in the Federal courts – including the United States Supreme Court – was the inclusion of prayer by a minister of the Gospel”
“Whereas the United States Supreme Court has throughout the course of our Nation’s history that the United States is “a Christian country, a Christian nation, a Christian people, a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being, and that we cannot read into the Bill of Rights a philosophy of hostility to religion.”
“Bible study of the Pilgrims are all prominently displayed; in the Cox Corridor of the Capitol where the words “America! God shed His grace on thee” are inscribed; at the east Senate entrance with the words “Annuit Coeptis” – Latin for “God has favored our undertakings”; and in numerous other locations”
“[The] liberty to worship our Creator in the way we think most agreeable to His will [is] a liberty deemed in other countries incompatible with good government and yet proved by our experience to be its best support.” – Thomas Jefferson
“[It is] the duty of all wise, free, and virtuous governments to countenance and encourage virtue and religion. I therefore recommend a general and public return of praise and thanksgiving to Him from whose goodness these blessings descend. The most effectual means of securing the continuance of our civil and religious liberties is always to remember with reverence and gratitude the source from which they flow.” John Jay, Original Chief-Justice U. S. Supreme Court, an Author of the Federalist Papers, Governor of New York
John Quincy Adams diary during his Presidential term reads, “Religious Service is usually performed at the Treasury (Building) and at the Capitol (building). I went to both forenoon and afternoon services at the Treasury. Congressional Records the first week of December 1800 indicate the Capitol serves as a church.
The Founders NEVER intended religion not to be in government.
Unfortunately, the Supreme Court changed what held true 170 years, but the turning point resulted from judicial activism. It ruled on the case of Engel vs. Vitale on June 25, 1962. It was the first case that separated Christian principles from Education. It struck down school prayer. It also defined Church as any religious activity performed in public.
When another person, generally a progressive, claims that you are attempting to force your view, he/she attempts to make you feel bad. Or they attempt to frighten you into a position of feeling like you are insensitive and heartless in order to alter your belief. As if, the conservative morals are bad. HA!
“The accumulation of all powers, Legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one or a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” – Federalist 48
This accurately depicts Healthcare…or excuse me, depicts the “ObamaCare” problem. Consider this Federalist Paper quote…
“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control abuses of government. But what is government itself but the greatest reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” – Federalist 51