The United States of America was founded on the concept of religious freedom. The first people left their home country to seek religious freedom and to escape the terror of The English Church. To this day “seventy-seven percent of Americans are Christian” (Newport). Jackson directly attacks Christianity with the “three legged stool.” Jackson specifically mentions that the stool has three legs; these three legs are meant to represent The Trinity, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, one of ...
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