An actual campaign slogan in 2022 (she lost, BTW)
There has been a push over the years that our founding fathers based our nation’s creation on theocracy. While many of our FF were Christian, many were not. Our foundation was actually based in Roman and Greek traditions combining democratic and republic ideals;
The United States of America should have a foundation free from the influence of clergy. – George Washington
Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law. – Thomas Jefferson
The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries. – James Madison
Lighthouses are more helpful than churches. – Benjamin Franklin
Erecting the ‘wall of separation between church and state’… is absolutely essential in a free society. – Thomas Jefferson
I bring you these words NOT to discourage your personal faith. That is one thing that makes this country so wonderful, we have the freedom to practice our faith anyway we want to FREE from the hands of government.
This is why I get increasingly concerned when politicians from the Radical Right start to tell us Americans have lost their way when it comes to religion. Religion, especially Christianity was NEVER a part of the foundation of this country.
In order for this great experiment to move forward, we must cling to original foundation and stomp out any dogma from the radical right that our country was based on religious doctrine.