Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This IS a Christian nation

Well, the vitriolic hatred that the left has for Sarah Palin has reared it's ugly head again. The problem is, this time it makes them look even more foolish than usual.

It all began with Palin's comments in Louisville on Friday, April 16th. As expected, the libtards began screaming their collective heads off. The only problem is, the United States is a Christian nation. According to the CIA's 2007 estimates, 76% of Americans identify themselves as one of the main branches of Christianity. The rest of the world's major religions makes up around 4% of the population, with around 15% claiming no religion or no affiliation. We are a nation of Christians that allows all religions.

I can hear you now..."That's not what she meant and you know it!!" I know what you are thinking of. Problem is, what you think is not the truth. I will be fighting this one until the day I die. NOWHERE in the first amendment are the words 'separation of church and state'. Go ahead. Take a look. I'll wait.

See? The actual text is as follows: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." So, as you can see, the only thing that the founders wanted to prevent was the United States either becoming a theocracy or promoting one religion over another. Which is why that the narrow minded ruling by a liberal, activist judge claiming that the national day of prayer is unconstitutional grinds my gears so much. The national day of prayer was not a command. There never was anyone saying who you had to pray to. The far left liberals could have prayed to Obama. Nobody would have cared. All it is is a call to the people to remember our religious foundations. It's these same anti-religious zealots that make such a stink every year at Christmas. What is so wrong about a city hall somewhere putting up a few Santa pictures? If you ask most Christians, Santa has as much to do with the real Christmas as a silly rabbit has to do with Easter.

Despite what the liberals may think and say, this is a nation of Christians founded by deeply religious Christians. Where we differ from other countries is that we allow anyone to worship however they wish. That also includes not worshiping at all. Show me a country on this planet where religious minorities have the protections and freedoms they enjoy here. You won't find one.

1 comment:

Doug Indeap said...

The United States was founded as a secular government, as is clear from the Constitution which expressly founds the government on the power of the people and says nothing substantive of god(s) or religion except in the First Amendment where the point is to confirm that each person enjoys religious liberty and that the government is not to establish religion and another provision precluding any religious test for public office.

To be sure, as you observe, some of those who drafted the Constitution professed their belief in a god, some specifically the Christian god. So what? Others among the drafters did not profess, or denied, any such belief. In any event, they drafted a document plainly founding the government on the power of the people (not a deity).

The phrase “separation of church and state” is but a metaphor to describe the underlying principle of the First Amendment and the no-religious-test clause of the Constitution. That the phrase does not appear in the text of the Constitution assumes much importance, it seems, only to those who may have once labored under the misimpression it was there and later learned they were mistaken. To those familiar with the Constitution, the absence of the metaphor commonly used to describe one of its principles is no more consequential than the absence of other phrases (e.g., Bill of Rights, separation of powers, checks and balances, fair trial, religious liberty) used to describe other undoubted Constitutional principles.

James Madison, who had a central role in drafting the Constitution and the First Amendment, confirmed that he understood them to "[s]trongly guard[] . . . the separation between Religion and Government." Madison, Detached Memoranda (~1820). He made plain, too, that they guarded against more than just laws creating state sponsored churches or imposing a state religion. Mindful that even as new principles are proclaimed, old habits die hard and citizens and politicians could tend to entangle government and religion (e.g., "the appointment of chaplains to the two houses of Congress" and "for the army and navy" and "[r]eligious proclamations by the Executive recommending thanksgivings and fasts"), he considered the question whether these actions were "consistent with the Constitution, and with the pure principle of religious freedom" and responded: "In strictness the answer on both points must be in the negative. The Constitution of the United States forbids everything like an establishment of a national religion."