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Obama says religion has place in politics
Ron Clark wrote on Jun 23, 2007 9:57 PM:
" Obama has it wrong when he says that the right hijacked faith. The right is where Christians have always been it is the left that walked away from faith and what is right when they allowed divorce, abortion on demand,and have protected premarital copulation and unwed mothers. Promotes the use of drugs and alcohol. And now wants to legalize marriage between people of the same gender. Next will be marriage between multiple partners or even animals. Tolerance can only go so far and we here some in the west and east talking in terms of understanding pedophilia and bestiality as a life style. Now the faithful have hijacked nothing they are just circling the wagons. "
Leonard wrote on Jun 23, 2007 6:21 PM:
" He claims to be a Christian and taught Constitutional Law at a law school, but he is a lightweight and a populist. His interpretation of the Bible and the Constitution are for convenience only. One principal remains paramount: Our Liberties are Derived from a Supreme Power . . . not Mao's personal moral creeds, Barack's personal history, or an Islamic sect . . . but the God our Founders were free to acknowledge . . . that of the Hebrews of Israel . . . of the Protestant Reformation. If we do not realize this, the United States will be stolen out from under us, and there will be no return or recourse. "
Did I miss something?????
"As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion;"
From the The Treaty of Tripoli
Authored by American diplomat Joel Barlow in 1796, the following treaty was sent to the floor of the Senate, June 7, 1797, where it was read aloud in its entirety and unanimously approved. John Adams, having seen the treaty, signed it and proudly proclaimed it to the Nation.
"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State."
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Danbury Baptist Association, CT., Jan. 1, 1802
"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes."
-Thomas Jefferson to Alexander von Humboldt, Dec. 6, 1813.