The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. Read the rest of this entry
We tend to think of the entire basis of the American Revolution as “Taxation without Representation.”
But it was a whole lot more… including a tyrant King who thought himself above the law using terrorism against the civilian colonists to try and maintain his evil rule. It was the first time a Tyrannical King of England dared to attack his Colonists in North America. It wouldn’t be the last time…
For those still attempting to “explain” the Trump victory in South Carolina last week, the reasoning now turns to religion and to a comparison of The Donald to ANOTHER RELIGIOUSLY CHOSEN LEADER who was “seen in the same way” that Trump is supposedly seen by his South Carolina supporters.
The problem, of course, is that religion in the United States is much more diverse and much more pragmatic than it was during the Middle Ages of Europe. How else do you explain the bizarre spectacle of a leading LDS media figure calling for a fast for a leading Southern Baptist, most of whom, in my experience, would not agree with LDS theology at all?
The answer lies in the truth that our beliefs about our religious beliefs are far more about our beliefs in our politics than they are about our faith.