HOW DID WE GET HERE?
As you walk up the steps to the Capitol Building which houses the Supreme
Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's law givers
and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full
frontal view - it is Moses and the Ten Commandments!
As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the
Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door. As you sit
inside the courtroom, you can see the wall right above where the Supreme
Court judges sit a display of the Ten Commandments! There are Bible verses
etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington,
James Madison, the fourth president, known as "The Father of Our
Constitution" made the following statement "We have staked the whole of all
our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government,
upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control
ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."
Patrick Henry, that patriot and Founding Father of our country said, "It cannot
be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded
not by religionists but by Christians ... not on religions but on the Gospel of
Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher .... whose
salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777.
Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the
established orthodox churches in the colonies.
Thomas Jefferson worried about that the Courts would overstep their
authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law ... an
oligarchy ... the rule of few over many ...
The very first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, said, "Americans should
select and prefer Christians as their rulers."
How then, have we gotten to the point that everything we have done for 200
years in this country is now suddenly wrong and unconstitutional?
How Did We Get Here?