I’m a patriot! I love this country and would die to defend the values passed down from the founding fathers, if necessary. But I think sometimes we forget what those values were. I hear a lot about what the founding fathers believed and stood for from people who are trying to rewrite history. Did our founding fathers establish a ‘Christian nation’? Let’s listen to founding father Thomas Jefferson as he remembered the intent of the founding fathers in his autobiography:
“Where the preamble declares that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed, by inserting the word ‘Jesus Christ,’ so that it should read ‘a departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion.’ The insertion was rejected by a great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan, the Hindoo, and infidel of every denomination.”
Does that really sound like the founding fathers intended the United States to be a ‘Christian’ nation, or one which tolerated anyone’s beliefs in a free land? You decide from a founding father’s own words.