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In response to Joe Fausnight’s letter to the editor July 10 (“‘Christian nation’ not free”): Mr. Fausnight stated, “America was founded by Christians – bigoted, white, slave-owning, protestant Christians.” I didn’t know that. Apparently George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and the entire Continental Congress were terrible people. I didn’t know they were all bigoted slave owners. Seems like a few of them must have been decent people – doctors, lawyers, politicians, etc. – who did not own or need slaves.

Mr. Fausnight stated that Hobby Lobby wants to impose the tyranny of a Christian nation on us. As I recall, Hobby Lobby was minding its own business when our tyrannical, left-wing, liberal government tried to impose its own brand of tyranny on them. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

“Mixing religion and government makes for both bad religion and bad government,” the writer said. Hobby Lobby and I agree, but our government is insisting on mixing themselves with our religion.

The writer says America is better as a result of judicial consolidation (whatever that is) of equal rights, women’s rights and separation of church and state back in the 1960s.

Let me translate: “Equal rights” mean gay rights. He did not say civil rights. “Women’s rights” means abortion is legal. He didn’t say sexual discrimination. “Separation of church and state” means recognizing atheists’ rights. Our government rarely recognizes religious rights unless you are Muslim.

Mr. Fausnight’s last sentence said, in part, “We expose the abuses of our government.” The definition of “expose” is “to make known publicly,” like Edward Snowden did. Reporting government abuses to the proper authority might be a better idea. Hopefully, the writer does not work for the National Security Agency.

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carcraft
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carcraft 07/16/13 - 04:38 am
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Very good letter!

Very good letter!

myfather15
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myfather15 07/16/13 - 06:00 am
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"Hobby Lobby and I agree, but

"Hobby Lobby and I agree, but our government is insisting on mixing themselves with our religion"

Non-sense Sir!!! The government is forcing Christian organizations to provide employees with items and benefits that go against their personal beliefs; yes. But that is not "mixing themselves with our religion". That is looking out for those individual workers and their "Rights". Those organizations don't care and won't look out for their employee's rights, so the government must MAKE them look out for them.

If the government allowed these over-zealous religious organizations to treat their employees anyway they want; the employees wouldn't have ANY benefits or probably any clothing!! Their children wouldn't have food or shelter either!! We can't allow the religious organinations to treat the children this way!! We should be thanking big brother for "equal treatment for all" since if it wasn't for government, we wouldn't have equal treatment!!

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deestafford 07/16/13 - 08:46 am
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Well written letter.

If one looks a graph timeline of a when the Supreme Court ruled against prayer in the school and subsequent events that have led to a downslide in society, one sees a corelation. Such thing as out of wedlock births, increased divorce rates etc.

I would really like to see psychoanalysis done on liberals to see how they developed such off the wall ideas and concepts. The environment in which they were raised must really have been so negative and dissatisfying with no absolute values and morals.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/16/13 - 10:13 am
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Most of the Founding Fathers

Most of the Founding Fathers owned slaves and were wealthy. Most of them owned plantations, and they needed slaves on their plantations.

I found it amusing that the letter writer mentioned Thomas Jefferson, whose relationship with Sally Hemming is very well known and produced children.

George Washington owned slaves, so did Thomas Jefferson.

Benjamin Franklin didn't own slaves, he just had an illegitimate son.

Slavery was legal. It was the norm.

It's funny how people in 2013 want to project modern attitudes on people that lived over 200 years ago.

I hope John Sullivent learns his American history.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/16/13 - 10:22 am
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"If one looks a graph

"If one looks a graph timeline of a when the Supreme Court ruled against prayer in the school and subsequent events that have led to a downslide in society, one sees a corelation. Such thing as out of wedlock births, increased divorce rates etc."

Of course, implementation of welfare and no-fault divorce laws had nothing to do with it, it all happened because school prayer was ruled unConstitutional.

And forget about the change in mores and attitudes about out-of-wedlock birth, the invention of the birth control pill, and the legalization of abortion, not to mention the maturation of the baby boomers.

And forget about those people that were getting divorced and having outofwedlock births in the 1960's and early 70's were the same ones that had prayer in their schools as children.

And forget about that all those parents in the 1960's had the freedom to take their children to church and have prayers in their home. Nope, it's all about school prayer.

And sure, let's put it back in. Let's take turns having Muslim prayers, Jewish prayers, Christian prayers, Hindu prayers, and all the other religions of school children.

Why would anybody have a problem with that?

myfather15
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myfather15 07/16/13 - 01:17 pm
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deestafford

"I would really like to see psychoanalysis done on liberals to see how they developed such off the wall ideas and concepts."

Hello?? Flowers children and hippies!!! The analysis would mostly likely lead you straight to the late 50's, 60's and 70's!! Illicit drugs will change your thought pattern. Then they teach that to THEIR children and it gets even worse.

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LillyfromtheMills 07/16/13 - 03:38 pm
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I was a flower child

And made it just fine in this world. And so did my children.

deestafford
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deestafford 07/16/13 - 07:21 pm
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Do you notice how every time a lefty

wants to degrade the Founders he always brings up slavery and slave owners as if this is supposed to discredit all the Founders did? By the way, not all the Founders owned plantations and had slaves.

At the time of the Founding slavery was legal throughout the world and it was recognized by the Founders as something that should be ended. However, they also understood that the only way to found the country was to let slavery go for a while and focus on the more important issue of the Founding of the country.

The Founders were perhaps the most educated group of men ever gathered in one place for one purpose.

Many times people want to judge the Founders by the standards of today rather than the standards of the time in which they lived.

For example, let's assume that 300 years from now it will be illegal and immoral to own an automobile. Would it be right for the people then to judge us as immoral because we owned automobiles?

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