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Thank you for publishing Hobby Lobby’s full-page ad July 4 listing the Christian beliefs on which our country was founded.

This should be read by every student for an assignment of civics and/or history. It also should be read and appreciated by each of us who love our country.

How wonderful it would be if we could live by the principles stated by those who explained what each of our main forms of government meant as seen by those quoted.

Each section – Presidents, Founding Fathers, Congress, Supreme Court Justices, etc. – quoted Scripture from our Bible pertaining to our God, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, which indicates plainly that our country was founded on Christian principles, by which we should abide. This is a far cry from what our government is today.

How I wish that our leaders today would revert to the principles of our Founding Fathers. All we can say is: God bless America!

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deestafford
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deestafford 07/08/14 - 12:25 am
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Totally agree. This ad should be required...

Totally agree. This ad should be required reading in schools and should be used as the basis for sermons from every pulpit in the area.

Nearly all students and too many pastors are ignorant of the religious views of the Founders and the role Christianity played in their actions.

For instance, the Founders did not allow Congress to establish a national religion but did not prevent the states from establishing a state religion...which nearly every one of the original colonies did. Look it up in their constitutions and you'll see how they recognized God and in most cases Christ as the giver of all things.

There was no attempt to set up a theocracy. To me a theocracy is when you have a religious leader in charge...not a leader who is religious in charge.

The Founders never meant to have God taken our of the public domain. It was a tyrannical ruling by five men in black who did not base their decision upon any part of the Constitution. Only by taking a sentence written by Thomas Jefferson were they able to achieve their diabolical goal.

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jimmymac 07/08/14 - 08:55 am
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MARY AGNES
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You have to be careful or you'll be accused of waging a war on women. I agree with everything you've said but now you've done it.

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OJP 07/08/14 - 10:31 am
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@deestafford

"The Founders did not allow Congress to establish a national religion but did not prevent the states from establishing a state religion."

The Constitution itself has an amendment process, and that amendment process changed this with the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Constitution is not a fixed document and ignoring subsequent amendments is ignoring the document itself.

If you don't support amendments properly ratified pursuant to the Constitution, you don't support the Constitution.

deestafford
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deestafford 07/08/14 - 03:47 pm
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OJP,

OJP, What are you talking about and how does it relate to my comments?

OJP
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OJP 07/09/14 - 05:12 pm
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@deestafford

The Fourteenth Amendment is what makes most of the Bill of Rights applicable to the states. So the fact that the Founders wanted the First Amendment to apply only to the federal government is irrelevant following the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Perhaps you should bone up on this topic a bit more before you start commenting?

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