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Posted: February 12, 2010 9:11 p.m.
Updated: February 13, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Truth is a precious commodity that seems to be under attack consistently. The truth is this was formed as a Christian country. In 1620, all 41 men aboard the Mayflower signed a covenant declaring: "In the name of God, amen. We, whose names are underwritten, having undertaken for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith."

The Mayflower Compact leaves no doubt as to the vision and purpose of these individuals. George Washington stated upon his presidential farewell speech, "Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

John Adams, our second president noted, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

In 1820, 200 years after the establishment of the Plymouth colony, Daniel Webster spoke the following at the bicentennial celebration: "Let us not forget the religious character of our origin.

Our fathers were brought hither by their high veneration for the Christian religion. They journeyed by its light, and labored in its hope. They sought to incorporate its principles with the elements of their society, and to diffuse its influence through all their institutions, civil, political or literary."

Looking to our heritage and pondering America's beginnings, I am amazed at the intellectual and scientific explosions that happened during our first 300 years. Our nation became the most powerful nation on the planet and was a beacon of what could be to the entire world.

I am proud of what our nation became with that Christian foundation. It is time to go back to our beginning.

Some may believe this is an elevated or evolved society, where God should be taken out of school, the nativity scene is politically incorrect and the display of the Ten Commandments should be removed from the courthouse. This is not a demonstration of heightened humanity; rather, a loathing of the truth that there is indeed a God and absolute truth.

Regardless of our personal opinions, we all need to acknowledge this country's Christian origin rather than revise history to fit our personal preferences.

Perhaps we can become that beacon of hope again if we just put into practice what it says on our money - "In God We Trust."


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