This One’s For You, Don — Straight from the Founders’ Mouths :-)

HISTORIC REVISIONISM: Our Government Is NOT And Was NEVER Intended To Be Secular

And That Is Per The Words Of The Men Who Framed It

This is a subject that comes up more and more frequently these days.  If you pay attention, you will hear the claims such as “Our founders were not Christians.”  Or you will hear something like “The founders deliberately designed a secular government.”  And worse, you will hear people saying that they have a right to freedom from religion and that this means the government must be secular.  It is sad that the majority of those who make such claims also think they are grounded in logic and reason.  It is sad because the truth is that none of these claims are true, and that means nothing about them is grounded in reason.  It is sadder still that this is not my opinion; it is the bold and clear assertion of the men whose character is being maligned and whose history is being re-written to push these lies.  And that leads to the most ironic aspect of this issue.  The people pushing these lies are actually doing the very thing they claim they want protection from: using the government to push their religion onto the whole of the American people.

Let me start by sharing just a couple stories that illustrate the problem:

Ron Reagan’s Candid Radio Ad: ‘Not Afraid of Burning in Hell’

“I’m Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist, and I’m alarmed by the intrusions of religion into our secular government,” he proclaims in the radio spot, which is airing all month on “The Randi Rhodes’ Show,” a progressive radio program.

Atheists Protest Nativity Scene by Erecting a Big Lighted ‘A’ Symbol — and That’s Not All

The banner reads: “At this season of the Winter Solstice, we celebrate the birth of the Unconquered Sun — the TRUE reason for the season. As Americans, let us also honor the birth of our Bill of Rights, which reminds us there can be no freedom OF religion, without having freedom FROM religion in government.”

Now,hear Jefferson, Adams and Franklin’s rebuttal: read the rest.

3 thoughts on “This One’s For You, Don — Straight from the Founders’ Mouths :-)

  1. This quote from Washington’s ( 1789 ) Proclamation says it all doesn’t it… !

    “…..Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts.. ** the many and signal favors of Almighty God **, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

    And I want to say..thanks for your Great Post on The Road To Concord BTW …… as the road to Concord itself lead directly to the Constitution and this * Official Government * proclamation of thanks to Almighty God.
    A beautiful Circle.

    ( one other observation becomes evident…….. A Ron Reagan does NOT a Ronaldus Magnus make !! )

    • Don,

      Yes, Washington said it well, but I confined myself mostly to the words of those men the Atheists were using to support their cause — as the words of those men are most damning to their cause. Here is another quote from Jefferson that speaks to this whole issue, and which condemns all Atheists and claims of secular government:

      “Religion, as well as reason, confirms the soundness of those principles on which our government has been founded and its rights asserted.”

      Don, I am beginning to suspect you might find more value in that book I emailed you than I had first thought. Let me know what you think after you’ve had time to look through it.

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