This letter is in response to the letter by Lisa Turner printed March 6. Miss Turner spoke of many things including democracy and government.
I would like to point out to her that the founding fathers of this nation were Christian by faith and proclaimed God openly. Two-thirds of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence were pastors or laymen in a church. Our American history is full of people who were God-fearing who wanted to do the right things for the advancement of equal rights, such as several abolitionists in the early 1800s who fought for the freedom of slaves and guided some of them to freedom in the northern states and Canada.
Also Abraham Lincoln in the last two years of his presidency professed his faith in God in several speeches he made.
Also in this century we have the example of Martin Luther King Jr., who was a Baptist minister and a truly great leader who because of his faith in God Almighty was able to motivate people to do great things.