Questions for Alan Sears.
How do they respond to Thomas Jefferson's admonition to "Question with boldness even the existence of a God"? Could Madison, Jefferson, Ben Franklin and other Founding Fathers with similar views ever have advocated religious influence in matters of state?
And then, of course, there is the Treaty of Tripoli (June 10, 1797), passed unanimously by the Senate and signed by President John Adams, which contained the unequivocal statement, "The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion."
Please, Mr. Sears, spare us your distortions of history!
East Meadow, N.Y
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|Publication:||Church & State|
|Article Type:||Letter to the Editor|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2004|
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