Religion in Government

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“The laws of Nature are the laws of God, whose authority can be superseded by no power on earth”-George Mason 1772(Founding Fathers 2). The presence of God is in every part of America. The Christian religion was brought to American shores by nearly all who immigrated to the United States. The American nation was built on the principles of “one nation under God” and now people want to erase Him from everything. ‘I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all’. By stating allegiance to the flag allegiance is given to country; a country founded on Christian principles and a belief in God. The words “one nation under God” in the pledge should stay because America was founded by Christian principles by Christian men. August 1492 Christopher Columbus sets sail for the Indies and Asia. He finds the new world. He did not realize this though until 1498 on his last voyage. Columbus opened up a new world to be colonized by the Europeans. The first European religion to reach the Americas was Christianity. Every European nation brought its own version of Christianity and practiced it in the areas they colonized. By the time of the English colonization Spain had already spread Christianity all across Central America and the South West. Many early English settlers came to America in search of religious freedom. Belief in God was all throughout the colonies. In 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed by the founding fathers, all fifty- six believed in God (adherants.com). The Declaration states "When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have conn... ... middle of paper ... ... ProCon.org." Under God ProCon.org. Web. 23 Feb. 2011. . "Founding Fathers on Religion in Government - Under God in the Pledge - ProCon.org." Under God ProCon.org. Web. 23 Feb. 2011. . "Religion in the Original 13 Colonies - Under God in the Pledge - ProCon.org." Under God ProCon.org. Web. 23 Feb. 2011. . "Religion of the Founding Fathers of America." World Religions Religion Statistics Geography Church Statistics. Web. 23 Feb. 2011. . "US Founding Fathers - Under God in the Pledge - ProCon.org." Under God ProCon.org. Web. 23 Feb. 2011. .
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