Tuesday, November 1, 2011

the next time someone tries to force that old line "christian principals the country was founded on line"...

"The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion." -- George Washington (From the Treaty of Tripoli).  
"I am tolerant of all creeds. Yet if any sect suffered itself to be used for political objects I would meet it by political opposition. In my view church and state should be separate, not only in form, but fact. Religion and politics should not be mingled."  -- Millard Fillmore 
[L]eave the matter of religious teaching to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contribution. Keep church and state forever separate." -- Ulysses S. Grant
"I could not do otherwise without transcending the limits prescribed by the Constitution for the President and without feeling that I might in some degree disturb the security which religion nowadays enjoys in this county in its complete separation from the political concerns of the General Government." -- Andrew Jackson (In his refusal to establish a national day of prayer).
"There is not a shadow of right on the general goverment to intermeddle with religion. Its least interference with it would be a most flagrant usurpation. I can appeal to my uniform conduct on this subject that I have warmly supported religious freedom." -- James Madison
"I hold that in this country there must be complete severance of Church and State; that public moneys shall not be used for the purpose of advancing any particular creed; and therefore that the public schools shall be non-sectarian and no public moneys appropriated for sectarian schools." -- Theodore Roosevelt


  1. I find it amusing that right-wing ultraconservative Christian insist the U.S. is founded to be Christian nation yet balks at the thought of the U.S. government acting like an actual Christian by helping the less fortunate.

  2. The first quote is not Washington's. It's John Adams. I think I've seen the site you got these from. By yeah the founders were deists mostly, republicans think they were old school fundamentalists. I wrote a letter to my local paper about woman insisting otherwise and I had to verbally (or writtenly..?) battle some other theocracy loving old person every other day on the opinion page.

  3. GISSANTE - GISSANTE- GISSANTE...liberal like that?
    GUY is never going to get " liberal" again.
    Either is ARROUN with the BUNN- BUNN 5 and JOHN COLES.
    GEOLOGIE ain't watt it used to bee...same with FKPERES.