Newsweek magazine, on December 27, 1982, in an article entitled, “How the Bible Made America,” made this revealing statement, “historians are discovering that the Bible, perhaps even more than the Constitution, is our Founding document.”
To understand the core values of a nation, one must simply look to the beliefs set forth during its conception, and, in the case of America, during the transitional years of the American Revolution. Judge for yourself how far we have drifted from the original intent of early Americans.
Consider the following:
Then: First introduced in 1766, William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws, served as the legal reference for the Founders, as well as for many early American lawyers. Blackstone’s commentaries were deeply rooted in biblical principles. It’s been said that Blackstone was the first to use the phrase, “the laws of nature and of nature’s God.”
Now: “It is unconstitutional for students to see the Ten Commandments since they might read, meditate upon, respect, or obey them.” Stone v. Graham, 449 U.S. 39 (1980).
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