To The Daily Sun,
Just a word or two about L.J. Siden's protestation as to this nation not being a Christian nation. He quotes "Roger Williams, the founder of the colony of Rhode Island, argued that religious freedom is itself a Christian principle. Any attempt to establish a "Christian Nation," therefore, always has been and always will be unjust, dangerous and profoundly un-Christian." He and Roger Williams are in error to assume that we shouldn't be, are not — as they say religious freedom is itself a Christian principle. Therefore that this nation's First Amendment establishes religion freedom, first and foremost — which as they point out is a Christian principle — we therefore are indeed a Christian nation. Our form of government is a constitutional republic and its first principle of the rights of its citizens is a Christian principle one would commonly agree our foundation is Christian.
For what reason one must argue time and time again to deny the values upon which the nation was founded I really find to be sad, just the fact that one may so argue publicly should alert one to appreciate those values.
Our founding Fathers were not radical liberal progressives, they were in one word "conservatives" — sorry Siden.
They fought to preserve their rights of common law and the Magna Carta which the liberal progressive king and his Parliament were seeking to strip from the English colonists.
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