I could give you my thoughts on the subject, and they would be just that…my thoughts, sincere though they are. Instead, I’ll just give you a few facts and let you decide for yourself….oh, and by the way, I do believe (for what it’s worth) that the day is coming when we are going to have to find an answer to this very important question.
Here Are The Facts…Be Sure To Double Check Them
And I didn’t even bother to start with the fact that the people who first settled this country did so with the intention of establishing country where they could worship as they could not in England.
1. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln knew he needed help from a higher power. “Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully concurring in the views of the Senate, I do, by this proclamation, designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th. day of April, 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting and prayer. And I do hereby request all the People to abstain, on that day, from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite, at their several places of public worship and their respective homes, in keeping the day holy to the Lord, and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties proper to that solemn occasion.”
2. In 1892, the Supreme Court (Holy Trinity v. United States) ruled after examining a mountain of documents that the United States was indeed a Christian nation. “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.”
3. In 1952, President Harry Truman established one day each year to be designated as the National Day of Prayer. “Now, Therefore, I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Friday, July 4, 1952, as a National Day of Prayer, on which all of us, in our churches, in our homes, and in our hearts, may beseech God to grant us wisdom to know the course which we should follow, and strength and patience to pursue that course steadfastly. May we also give thanks to Him for His constant watchfulness over us in every hour of national prosperity and national peril.”
“Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Thursday, May 6, 1982, National Day of Prayer. On that day, I ask Americans to join with me in giving thanks to Almighty God for the blessings He has bestowed on this land and the protection He affords us as a people. Let us as a nation join together before God, aware of the trials that lie ahead and of the need for divine guidance. With unshakable faith in God and the liberty which is our heritage, we as a free nation will continue to grow and prosper.”
Now, here’s the deal. 1988 was not all that long ago as time goes. So you tell me just how it is that suddenly things that have been constitutional since the inception of the Constitution, are now UNconstitutional, and if you don’t know that answer, I will tell you. Americans no longer have a clue what truths that beautiful old document holds within its dusty pages. Instead, they choose to sit back and let the politicians of the day tell them what the Constitution says, true or not.
And maybe that is what the majority of the people in the country want, and we are a country run by the majority…or at least the majority who speak up and fight for what they want. Hopefully, the real majority is not allowing what is actually the minority “make the rules” for the rest of us.