There are those who insist that the United States is not a Christian nation. To those individuals, I would suggest that they take a stroll throughout Washington, D.C., and view the many Christian verses and references that grace the façades of the numerous government buildings that exist in our country’s capital. They should also peruse the various documents and writings associated with the establishment of our government and pay particular attention to the many Christian references contained therein.

I could continue ad nauseam with many other examples that would bolster the fact that we “were” established as a nation that was based upon Christian principles. I use “were” because this country was at its strongest when there was a staunch adherence to those principles.

The moral compass was passed down from generation to generation, and the populace accepted that our government would provide minimal support and protection, and the states, in turn, would maintain their self sufficiency. The erosion of “states’ rights” has been brought about by a judicial system that chooses to base their interpretations upon modern dictums and are not in line with the original intent of our Founding Fathers.

This can be witnessed wherein the continual tossing about of the phrase “separation of church and state” is accepted as gospel, and court decisions are arrived at based upon this flawed and overused maxim.

This statement is nowhere ensconced in our Constitution and is attributable to Thomas Jefferson, who utilized it to answer a question from the Danbury Baptist Association. When his answer is viewed within the entire dissertation, it can be seen that the phrase is taken entirely out of context and is liberally thrown about as “law” by the progressives in order to sustain their relentless attacks upon this country’s Christian foundation.

It is quite obvious that our country’s founders wanted us to have “freedom of religion” not “freedom from religion.”

Hunley Dufour

engineering inspector