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Madison looked to Bible in helping found USA
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Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
Larry Baca or one of the other back benchers in the Democrat Party try each time to discredit the information I give in each letter and each time I prove them wrong.  The latest goof is from Baca himself who attempts to claim the latest letter “Is United States a Christian nation lacks “integrity” since Baca claims one quote from President James Madison who said “Religion (is) the basis and Foundation of Government” according to Baca contains “misinformation”.

Although there is much information about how we are a Christian nation, let us just focus on President Madison.  President Madison, founding father, is known as the father or “chief architect” of the U.S. Constitution.  Madison believed Christianity to be the foundation upon which a just government must be built.

At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, James Madison proposed the plan to divide the central government into three branches. He discovered this model of government from the Perfect Governor, as he read Isaiah 33:22;

“For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; He will save us.”

Madison has also stated “ We’ve staked our future on our ability to follow the Ten Commandments with all of our heart.”

Writing on June 20, 1785, he stated: “Religion [is] the basis and Foundation of Government.”  

In 1778 to the General Assembly of the State of Virginia: “We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We’ve staked the future of all our political institutions upon our capacity…to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”

In 1788, Madison stated: The belief in God all powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities to be impressed with it.

On March 4, 1809, President Madison explained in his Inaugural Address:  “We have all been encouraged to feel in the guardianship and guidance of that Almighty Being, whose power regulates the destiny of nations.”

In 1785 James Madison explained:   “It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage.... Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe.”  
In Madison’s personal Bible, his hand written notes appear in the margin of Chapter 19 of the Book of Acts: Believers who are in a state of grace, have need of the Word of God for their edification and building up therefore implies a possibility of falling. v. 32. Grace, it is the free gift of God. Luke. 12. 32-v.32. Giver more blessed than the receiver. v. 35. To neglect the means for our own preservation is to tempt God: and to trust to them is to neglect Him. v. 3 & Ch. 27. v. 31. Humility, the better any man is, the lower thoughts he has of himself. v. 19. Ministers to take heed to themselves & their flock. v. 28. The Apostles did greater miracles than Christ, in the matter, not manner, of them. v. 11.

In his manuscripts on the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, Madison wrote:  Christ’s Divinity appears by St. John, chapter xx, 2: ‘And Thomas answered and said unto Him, my Lord and my God!’ Resurrection testified to and witnessed by the Apostles, Acts iv, 33: ‘And with great power gave the Apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.’

President Madison and hundreds of other founders and patriots of America have direct quotes that prove America is and was firmly based and founded on Judeo-Christian principles.  Those like Baca and other atheists want to move America toward a godless state where government control is the answer.  It clearly comes down to this: Governments have always wanted to dictate and control every increasing aspect of people’s lives, forcing them to rely on and look solely to government for everything.  Anything like religion that provides a foundation independent from government must be replaced.  Therefore the threat and common danger lies for both atheist and believers that government control is a threat to all.

Larry Baca and his back benchers continue to be scolded for not understanding history.  Maybe he needs to spend more time in the corner with his history book.  
Frank Aquila
President of the South
San Joaquin Republicans