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Simply Speaking: Traitors to America!

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Most of us recognize the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, also known as the first of 10 parts making up the Bill of Rights, ratified effective on Dec. 15, 1791.

And, most of us know the ratification part was accomplished by a vote of 11 of 1791’s 14 sovereign colonies (often referred to as states), fulfilling the three-fourths requirement for passage.

What most of us probably also know, subconsciously at least, is that the word "religion" found in the 1st Amendment was not an all-inclusive reference by the framers of the constitution to the way we think of the word "religion" these days.

Nope, by simply looking at the constitutions and founding documents of those fourteen colonies, we should quickly pick up on the fact they were based on Christianity, more specifically, protestant Christianity.

Oh, I realize our "modern" interpretation is quick to include every ungodly religion found in the world today, even other-worldly religions, if we knew of any.

Modern thought would, if it could, omit Christianity from the 1st Amendment mix…if it could. And, it is trying to do so.

A current example is found in America’s largest city, New York.

The Muslim mosque proposed for construction at the site of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center…by Muslim terrorists, is being hailed as a constitutional 1st Amendment right by too many Americans…who should know better.

At the same time, the small Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (Christian), which was crushed when the South Tower fell on it, has not been able to garner the New York, White House, Washington, American, or World support needed to rebuild in the nine years since the Muslim terrorist attack.

So much for the 1st Amendment to the Bill of Rights; simply turn it on its head, you traitors to America!

What about the New York of, say, 1777? Well, per the New York Charter of Liberties and Privileges (1683) Or: "THAT Noe person or persons which professe faith in God by Jesus Christ Shall at any time be any wayes molested punished disquieted or called in Question for any Difference in opinion or Matter of Religious Concernment."

The Dutch Colony (New York) of the seventeenth century was officially intolerantly Protestant but was, as has been noted, in practice tolerant and fair to people of other faiths who dwelt within New Netherland (Dutch New York). from New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia, thus the "intolerant" verbiage is probably in reference to Catholics of the time…

More from the Catholic encyclopedia on New York: "In 1697, although the Anglican Church was never formally established in the Province of New York, Trinity Church was founded in the city of New York by royal charter and received many civil privileges and the munificent grants of land which are the source of its present great wealth."

The previous paragraph from the Catholic encyclopedia was evidently written prior to New York’s governmental spending extravaganza of recent years, the wealth part anyway.

So, you tell me, have we allowed our constitution to be stood on its head or not?

Shall we work on getting it back in an upright position.

If we the people work together, we can do it. YES WE CAN!

May Yahweh bless through Yeshua the Christ.


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Doug 08/31/2010 16:26:45
Haha, you really had me going there for a moment. Very good spoof of that sort of "thinking".
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SilverQueen 08/31/2010 16:55:55
Oh, I think our Founding Fathers would have written:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of a CHRISTIAN religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances" since they were really smart guys.

They didn't because most of them knew that a nation ruled by "priests" cannot be free.

"Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law." - Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814

"In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own." - -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Horatio G. Spafford, March 17, 1814

And to spell it out pretty succinctly, John Adams, one of the most "Christian" of presidents (thanks to Dolly), signed an official United States document on June 7, 1797, Article 11 of which treaty states:

Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

So WHATEVER opinions might be to the contrary, the United States was founded by men who knew the perils of mixing church and state. THEY READ HISTORY BOOKS!!

They knew that it would take no time at all before people like Joe Barton of the Wallbuilders (a nice judgmental "Christian" guy) would be pointing judgmental fingers at other "Christians" who weren't "Christian" in the right way.

You can ask the peace-loving, Jesus-worshipping Quakers how much they liked being fined for not attending Puritan services back in the early days of our "Christian" founding.

NO THANK YOU!!
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Joe Monahan 08/31/2010 17:04:02
LMAO... you religious people and your mythological books and gods crack me up. I love watching from the sidelines as each of you claims to know the only real religion and the only real god. You want something to believe in? Believe in this. If there is a god, he wants nothing to do with the likes of you.
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Debbie Gerrison 09/04/2010 12:05:41
Perhaps this will give some insight into the REAL intent of the Founding Fathers.The one-sided view here is incorrect.I should know-I am a minister of a church in Dallas.We need to keep our religion to ourselves,and welcome all who worship here.

http://www.sullivan-county.com/nf0/dispatch/fathers_quote2.htm
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