Defending the Judeo-Christian Heritage, limited government, and the American Constitution
Saturday August 1st 2015

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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

The Myth of Separation of Church and State

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY

The chief reason why the liberals have been able to spread the lie that the U.S. Constitution requires separation of church and state is that the last two generations of Americans were not taught anything in public school about our religious heritage. Here are a few quotes from our early history.

Christopher Columbus wrote: “It was the Lord who put into my mind the fact that it would be possible to sail to the Indies… [The] inspiration [came] from the Holy Spirit, because he comforted me with rays of marvelous inspiration from the Holy Scriptures.” In 1607 when the settlers landed in Jamestown, Virginia, the first thing they did was to plant a cross and claim the land for Jesus Christ. William Bradford, Governor of the Plymouth colony, wrote that the mission of the Pilgrims was to “Advance the gospel and kingdom of Christ in the remote parts of the world.” The Pilgrims signed the document known as the Mayflower Compact. It was made not with each other, but with God Almighty. The document began with the words, “In the name of God, Amen.”

The Northwest Ordinance, enacted by Congress in 1789, required that all schools be instituted for the purpose of teaching religion. It stated: “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.” George Washington’s famous Farewell Address warned us to never forget that the United States cannot be maintained without the indispensable supports of morality and religion. Benjamin Franklin at the Constitutional Convention said: “I have lived long, sir, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men.”

If your child is in public school, ask him if he was ever told any of these important facts of our American history.


Contributing Editor, Phyllis Schlafly, is the Founder and President of Eagle Forum.


Used with the permission of Eagle Forum.


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