Chronwatch has a must-read essay showing that America was always One Nation Under God.
Those who wish America a godless society have developed a plethora of arguments to support their agenda. But arguments are not facts. We watch as lawyers make arguments every day, seldom concerned with any facts or even any sense of real justice. But they can make an argument, sometimes a very successful argument. If their argument is not true, has justice been served? Is the argument right if it was made on a premise that was all wrong, even though the argument is effective?
The essay provides evidence that the Founding Fathers all were Christians. For example,
On May 2, 1778, George Washington charged his soldiers at Valley Forge that “To the distinguished character of patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.” In a speech on May 12, 1779, he claimed that what children needed to learn “above all” was the “religion of Jesus Christ,” and that to learn this would make them “greater and happier than they already are.” On June 8, 1783, he reminded the nation that “without a humble imitation” of “the Divine Author of our blessed religion” we “can never hope to be a happy nation,” as he resigned his post as commander-in-chief. Washington’s own adopted daughter declared of Washington that you might as well question his patriotism as to question his Christianity.
The essay talks about Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry and others and shows that their philosophy of the founding of the United States is based on the rights granted to the people by a divine Creator. The early Federal Government provided Christian missionaries to the native-Americans. For example:
Thomas Jefferson himself declared, “I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus.” As President of the United States, Jefferson signed a treaty with the Kaskaskia tribe wherein he provided—at the government’s expense—Christian missionaries.
Read the full essay to understand who the Founders really were.
The essay goes on…
Why was America formed as One Nation Under God? The answer is simple, yet of vital importance to every American, regardless of his religious beliefs. The answer begins with these two words, “self-governance.”
The point is this: it is historically indisputable that America was born One Nation under God. It does not require faith, but instead common logic to understand why. Men without a moral compass are incapable of long-term self-governance. The founders knew it because they had seen it. Few modern Americans have experienced what life would be like in a godless society, void of morality, so they question it. Many Americans place their trust in man over God, so they pursue it.
But there is no question what America was, is, should be, or must be in order to retain its position of strength as the freest nation of self-governed individuals on earth. We will either be free as One Nation under God, or we will be a nation of fools unaware of our common heritage and on the road to ruin under men in search of power. One does not have to be a Christian to understand this. One must only understand man and his insatiable hunger for power.
Those in search of that power must remove God from society in order to gain access to that power. Those who allow them, do so at their own peril. You are of course free to not like this simple truth. But this truth will never change. It is as it has always been–and as it shall always be.
Secularists from the Left, especially the ACLU, want to convince Americans that the Founders were Deists or secularists in order to remove the spiritual heritage of America. If the United States has no spiritual heritage, or is not One Nation under God, then our rights are not inalienable and come from man, not from The Creator. If they come from man, then they can be altered by man. If the bible is not the source of our moral code, then morality can be relative.
The truth is very different than the Left would have us believe.