Finito la Commedia

Was America founded to be a Christian republic?
January 28, 2008, 11:09 pm
Filed under: Humorous or Interesting Quotations

“[T]he Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”

— Treaty of Tripoli

President John Adams administration, 1797


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Brother,General, Founder, George Washington never spoke nor wrote those words. In fact the writings of our founders were constantly speaking of the only way our Republic could survive successfully is by following the teachings of the Almighty and His Son Jesus Christ. Brother Washington was a strong Christian that much like his fellow Founders understood that we were built upon the Cornerstone of the Christian Doctrine. You need to becareful about the false quotes made to advance thie far left agenda. I am a professor of American History and a Freemason so I know beyond a doubt that The Republic of the United States is a Judeo- Christian nation. You need to read the unbiased book.” The Writings of George Washington” Even if you are an Atheist you must weigh the facts. We are without a doubt a Republic dedicated to God and His Son Jesus Christ. You can even pick up “The American Patriots Bible” for 20.00 and use it as a reference point.

Comment by Dr. Michael Johnston

I’m sorry for the delayed response. As you correctly note, my original quote, “The United States is in no sense founded upon the Christian doctrine,” was both inaccurate and misattributed to George Washington. I do not think it is in any way less important and telling for its actual origin.

As you can see from this link to the original document on wikipedia, it is from the Treaty of Tripoli, negotiated under President John Adams and unanimously ratified by the U.S. Senate 1797.

That is to say, this quote represents the official, internationally stated policy of the United States in 1797, a mere 10 years after the Constitution was ratified. It was drafted, read and unanimously agreed to by the founding fathers and can only be an accurate representation of the beliefs of each and every one of the founding fathers serving in the senate at that time, along with President Adams.

In light of this quote, I honestly do not see how any reasonable person can argue that the United States was intended to be a Christian nation:

“As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen,—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”

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