They may demand it, but they will not be entitled to it. Our founding fathers, Christians, diests, and atheists, came together with a common goal to write into the foundations of our government the Christian principles that it stands on. All present felt that these principles were sound enough to found a nation on, no matter if any citizen became a believer in Christ or not.
Government insists on it's right to inform our children via sex education in public school, lest the parent, failing his responsibility to teach it causes harm on the general society.
How much more so should they teach children the history and heritage of their own nation, and the Christian principles on which it is based lest their parents fail their responsibility and the child is robbed of his history and the principles on which to build his character?
It may eat some alive that this nation and the mutual contract that it represents between Americans is based on the principles of Christianity, they may argue that these principles were around long before Jesus. No matter. The dye has been cast, the pen has moved across the page and has written into the historical record that the United States of America is founded on the principles of Christianity.
Any attempt to destroy that foundation should be met with the same hostility that should meet anyone wishing to revise, distort, or erase history. The government is not free to erase it or cast it off as that would void the instrument that grants them their power in the offices they hold.
The Consitution does not say that government is to be free from it's religious history, erase it's religious history, void it, or ignore it, only that it cannot favor that history in regards to a person of another religions civil rights. I can't believe the ignorance that says we must bend on this issue. We have bent on far too many issues, but this one we should never bend on as our founding father's wrote, this government cannot succeed unless the populace is a moral and religious one.
They may demand it, but they will not be entitled to it.
I didn't say they were entitled to it; I said they will get it.
posted on 10/21/2003 4:32:41 PM PDT
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