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Letter: Declaration put God as creator at the founding of our country

Soon after World War II, an assault against our Foundation Papers began. Our Constitution states “Congress shall pass no laws establishing religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Unelected judges have ruled that no Christian prayers may be offered in public school classrooms. More restrictive rulings have since been passed. Our right to free speech is now further limited not by Congress but by judges.

Lately I’ve been encouraged in rereading the Declaration of Independence. This time I noted four references to God:

“All men are created equal.” It took over 100 years and the passing of the 19th Constitutional Amendment to recognize women as equal. “Created” shows us that in that day many considered God as creator.

“That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights ...”

“We therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World ...”

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence ...”

Incidentally, one signer, John Witherspoon was a member of the clergy.

President Donald Trump’s agenda, among other goals is the restoration of legislative powers to Congress. A very large body of Democrats, progressives, liberals and socialists, many of whom are atheists, hatefully oppose him. Let us support him with our prayers and our voices.

George C. Kaulbach

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