Wall of separation
To the Editor:
While I have no problem with individuals expressing their personal opinion that our country was founded on Christianity, I have to cite the words of our Founding Fathers when I see letters in the paper stating it as fact. They left no doubt by their written statements just what their intent was when they established this nation.
“The Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.” (Joint statement of George Washington and John Adams)
“I contemplate with sovern reverance the act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibit the free exercise therof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.” (Thomas Jefferson)
That wall of separation has proved beneficial to both our government and the religious faiths of this country. We should be grateful that our Founders had the wisdom to create it.