To The Daily Sun,
Anyone can compile a list of quotes from the Founding Fathers. Indeed, and they can compile a list of historical facts of individuals — one might also leave out facts, especially ones not contributing to their views.
The information presented on this website — http://candst.tripod.com/boston4.htm, had it also been listed with the link to the treaty which seems so very important to the secularist would have muted the need for such a listing. The history of the first Treaty of Tripoli and its failure and the passing of a second Treaty of Tripoli without Article 11, a treaty signed by the same individuals as the first and which any rational individual would agree negates the first.
I do hope that James Veverka heeds L.J. Siden's advice, "To twist the past to fit an agenda is intellectually dishonest." As to my twisting the past, history is written and rewritten, it's taught and then reinterpreted and taught.
The king of England declared the colonists to be in revolt on Oct. 27, 1775, after the Continental Congress submitted the Olive Branch Petition expressing its desire to remain loyal to the British crown on Sept. 1 of that year. I fully understand it is termed the Revolutionary War, but the fact is it was the War for Independence. And that is not a twisting of the past to fit an agenda, but presenting a fact which has been either lost, left out or intentionally discarded.
Lastly, I was speaking of those who seem to protest loudest and longest. Perhaps I have missed some letters over the years. I do not find being non-religious degrading, and "assuming" such was the intent speaks for itself.
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