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Voice: Founders meant for God to be in government, schools

July 07, 2001

This letter is in response to the Vindiola and Goodman letters. Here is more insight.

Over 200 years ago our Founding Fathers, upon writing the Declaration of Independence, recited 27 Biblical violations. Thomas Jefferson called the Bible the cornerstone of American liberty and then put it in our schools as a light. James Madison said, "We've staked our future on our ability to follow the Ten Commandments with all our heart."

As you can see our country was founded on the gospel of Jesus Christ. In his farewell address George Washington said, "You can't have national morality apart from religious principal." To separate God from government is to eliminate the reason this nation first began.

In the 1940s and 50s students' problems were chewing gum and talking. But in 1962, when the Supreme Court ruled "separation of church and state," God was kicked out of schools along with the Ten Commandments. In the 1990s we have violence, immorality, lack of consciences and war zones in public schools. I bet our forefathers would have warned us of this if they ever thought we would separate church and state. America needs to retrace its steps and put God back in America.


It's morally and politically correct to the have the Ten Commandments and prayer in our schools. Yes, to each individual God can be whomever they choose or however they understand Him to be. That's your freedom of choice. But praying only to "God" covers all the bases. For those who choose not to believe in God, then remain silent: but respect America's foundation and be thankful you have the freedom to do so.

I'm aware that God is always with me because he lives in my heart. But that doesn't mean God is welcomed into our schools or government.

Furthermore, the Bible is a history book that has been around forever. Teaching about its context is not imposing a belief, it's teaching history. Teaching evolution only, violates your freedom to choose and therefore imposes a belief. Both creation and evolution should be taught. But no, God is not allowed.

Christopher, I have to comment on your approach toward Virginia. She was only passing on a saying to others that surely deserves some thought. It must have hit a nerve with you. Your comments to her shows your immaturity and your lack of true wisdom. Maybe you should "think before you speak!"



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