Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
Larry Baca is so obsessed in trying to prove we are not a Christian nation. He spends a third of his letter telling us about his Catholic experience as a child. So What? Larry, nobody cares.
The next third of his letter he expands on just one of several quotes Frank Aquila pointed out in his letter “Madison looked to the Bible in found USA”.
The rest of the quote still does not dispute that James Madison said on June 20, 1785 “Religion is the basis and foundation of Government” and that he used the Bible to form our government. Larry, Madison said it no matter how much you want to interpret it from the liberal websites you call resources. Then Larry writes “in other words” supplying his own interpretation to what he wants people to think. So we should trust Larry’s opinion?
He cannot write a factual letter and he could not comment on all the other quotes Frank put in the letter because Frank Aquila wrote a letter of facts and quotes that we are a Christian nation and Larry doesn’t like it. Well, I want to contribute my own information that we are a Christian nation.
Vidal v. Girard’s Executors (1844): The Court produced a ruling which said, “Christianity is not to be maliciously and openly reviled and blasphemed against, to the annoyance of believers or the injury of the public.” The Court’s decision asked the question, “Where can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament?”
Holy Trinity v. United States (1892): The Supreme Court cited document after document from American history and concluded, “There is no dissonance in these declarations. There is a universal language pervading them all, having one meaning; they affirm and reaffirm that this is a religious nation.” The ruling states bluntly, “This is a Christian nation.”
United States v. Macintosh (1931): The Supreme Court declared, “We are a Christian people...according to one another the equal right of religious freedom, and acknowledging with the reverence the duty of obedience to God.”
Founding Father Benjamin Rush warned two hundred years ago:
“The great enemy of the salvation of man, in my opinion, never invented a more effectual means of extirpating [removing] Christianity from the world than by persuading mankind that it was improper to read the Bible at schools.”
Go ahead Larry. Dispute it or try to state it is misquoted. Just because Larry doesn’t believe in God or that we are a Christian nation, does not make it true.
Dec. 13, 2009