Burdine & Brown
Does Religion Still Have a Place in American Society?
The second President of the United States of America was John Adams. He wrote: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Religious convictions, acknowledging an Almighty God, is the foundation of our Country. Morals learned and passed down through religious teachings, are the guardrails to our behavior.
The way to know truth can only come from God, our Creator. This is absolute truth. Civil laws and religion freedom and instruction are partners. Yet these days, many try to discuss the spiritual, seemingly on a useless quest to “find their own truth.”
In an October 2019 speech at Hillsdale College, a strong and principled private Christian college in Michigan, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, talking about the college stated, “Let (this school and what it stands for) stand as a bold declaration to a watching world that faith and learning are rightly understood as complements, and that both are essential to the preservation of the blessings of liberty.”
Justice Thomas then quoted President Ronald Reagan's warning that “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction…the only way (our children) can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it, and then hand it on to them…to do the same.”
Our faith in God gives us the strength of character and self-discipline to protect our religious and civil freedom.
We are in the middle of an election year of politics.
Everyone needs to keep up with what our leaders and possible future leaders are saying and doing. How will they protect our religious and civil freedoms? Will they want a bigger role for government in our lives? Do they emphasize religious and spiritual principles?
Our country depends on a free and intelligent electorate. There are many different elections that will take place, from The Presidency down to the local city councils in many jurisdictions. Pick your candidates based on your convictions. Then Help them win office. Get involved. Our country will be glad you did.