From KGMI’s Joe Teehan Liberal Outpost page.
April 3, 2006
Joe says: Do you ever feel like the religious right is trying to chip away at some of our most fundamental freedoms? If you do, you’re not alone.
Umm? No! I see the religious right as the establishers and guardians of our fundamental freedoms. It is the lack of moral character on the part of the liberal left that is chipping away.
But, if I truly am guilty then at least I’m in good company.
Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
George Washington’s Farewell Address 1796
I agree with George Washington “…reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”
Wally wonders why people can’t believe that our founding fathers were primarily Christians and yet created a nation where one of our most basic rights is religious choice. Only Christian religious values could support such a nation. Um, no, wait I guess that’s not true. Nations founded in Islam allow choice also, although the choices are not as appealing. Choose Islam or choose to have your head lopped offTags: American Culture, Islam