A Nation Under God
I was saddened to read the letter by Harald Steltzer (May 30) looking for an answer to whether we are a Christian country. Didn’t religious groups from around the world come to these shores for freedom to express their beliefs in the public forum?
Wasn’t this government, as established by the Founding Fathers, built on the proposition that all people are endowed by their creator with unalienable rights, and that this power comes from God to the people?
I just finished reading Newt Gingrich’s book “Rediscovering God in America.” It is filled with references to the rights and gifts to us from God. What good historical reading. The statesmen who organized this land looked to the Lord for guidance, support and wisdom. The Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights all show the Founding Fathers intended to forge a nation under God.
The book takes one on a walking tour of many of the historical building in our capital city, and these sites are filled with religious imagery and inscriptions.
Yes, we are a Christian nation respectful of all religions. It is time for Christians to take a stand. Why do we sit back and allow Michael Newdow to fight to remove the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance, or the ACLU to have crosses taken down from the veterans’ memorials in the Mojave Desert in California and Mount Soledad in San Diego, and we don’t fight back?
An aluminum capstone inscribed with the Latin “Laus Deo” was placed atop the east side of the Washington Monument. Every morning, when the sun rises over Washington, the district is greeted with “Praise be to God.”
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