The Constitution insists that there can and should be no “established religion” in the United States, nor would we wish for one. It cannot be denied, however, that America’s founders created a nation deeply rooted in the laws and beliefs of the Judeo-Christian faith.
Among our primary goals is the preservation of that heritage and the importance of rekindling that spirit. The continued growth and success of this nation depends on knowing that our CREATOR is the guiding light of a free and independent people. We insist that it is the right of the people to acknowledge God in public prayer at official functions and ceremonies and we work to encourage and promote a return to that foundation which gives us the strength to persevere against the enemies of free people everywhere.
Contemporary “politically-correct” assertions to the contrary, America’s foundation is rooted in the conviction that mankind derives life and rights, not from any government, but from Almighty God. While acknowledging the right of individuals to believe otherwise, our Judeo-Christian heritage must continue to function as the basis of government, law and justice. At no time and in no place did our founding fathers - even with their universal human questions about their Creator and God - suggest that we allow the “separation” or removal of the laws of God from the practice of our new civilization.
As Thomas Jefferson asserted in 1777’s Bill for Religious Freedom (click top right), no American “shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shallbe enforced, restrained, molested, or burdened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer, on account of his religious opinions or belief ...” Clearly, Americans are granted total and complete freedom to worship and believe as they see fit. Equally clearly, the American government is founded and must operate within a framework rooted in God-fearing respect for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Every key document written and approved by our founders supports these truths, beginning with the Declaration of Independence.
“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary ... to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them ... We hold these truths to be
self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
~ Declaration of Independence (1776)