Moultrie Observer

Opinion

December 1, 2009

Nation must return to its spiritual roots

At this time of year and during this tumultuous time in our nation many turn to their religious foundations for consolation and comfort. But many don’t.

Our spiritual foundations are being shaken to their very roots by the evil of Political Correctness and the ACLU and whom do we blame? One hears the hue and cry of, “Vote them all out!” as the be all and end all of our distress. But is it?

Our nation was founded on the solid principles of natural law through divine right. The Founders were primarily Protestants with a few Deists thrown in. The concept of “Judeo-Christian Principles” did not come into being until the 20th century. But the founders were in unanimous agreement that we were a nation founded on a belief in a benevolent and caring God.

So do vote them all out and it will have an effect but until we reject the politically correct “Separation of Church and State” myth the new “Them” will not be our salvation. There is no such thing as separation of church and state in the Constitution or Bill of Rights or elsewhere in our laws. We all need to be aware of this fact.

This myth was propagated from rhetoric lifted out of context from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802 in which he said, “… I contemplate with sovereign reverence that respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.” And the Bill of Rights Amendment I states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …”

Does this not say then, by intent and laws, that one’s religious practices are protected from being interfered with by the government? Is it not time to set aside politically correct and reclaim the Constitutional rights the Founders set up for us? The Manhattan Declaration may be the start. Let’s keep that ball rolling.

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