Reasons that United States is indeed a Christian nation

July 9, 2013 

Are we a Christian nation!? We were, if you accept the 1892 unanimous decision of the Supreme Court in Holy Trinity Church v. U.S. which declared that we were a Christian nation because Christianity shaped and molded us, with 300 court cases and 87 examples sited.

Our founding was based on Judeo-Christian principals, which I can relay through the following examples:

• The 1647 Massachusetts colony's Old Deluder Satan Law for public education.

• 29 out of the 57 signers of the Declaration of Independence were ordained ministers of the Gospel.

• Benjamin Franklin instituted chaplains in Congress.

• Benjamin Rush (father of American medicine): "If you take religion out of education, education becomes a negative force."

• Robert Winthrop (speaker of the House): "All societies of men must be governed in some way or other. ... Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet"

• President George Washington: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports."

• President John Adams: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

• President James Garfield: "... the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption ... If the next centennial does not find us a great nation ...it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces."

Dell Louise Baird

Bradenton

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