Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July!

230 years of Sweet, Luscious, Wholesome Independence. Was that what Washington was praying for at Valley Forge?


Anonymous said...

And many more......! This great nation of ours isn't perfect, but it is the best one on the planet, and we are damn lucky to be part of it! Count your blessings and say thanks to all those who keep us safe and free. Happy Birthday, America!

Anonymous said...

The Constitution never once mentions a deity, because the Founding Fathers wanted to keep their new country religion-neutral. Our Founding Fathers were an eclectic collection of Atheists, Deists, Christians, Freemasons and Agnostics.

George Washington stated in the 1796 Treaty of Tripoli: "The Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian Religion.

Washington rarely attended church and instead followed a popular 18th century philosophy of Deism, a system of thought advocating natural religion based on human reason rather than revelation.

Therefore, it is unlikely that Washington ‘prayed’, contrary to popular belief.

Even in light of our current struggles to keep church and state separate, America is still a pretty great idea. Happy 4th