The discussion over whether the United States of America was founded as a Christian Nation, by men who intended that the new government of America would allow the expression of religion in government and schools, is an important subject today. There are many people today who are under the impression that the first amendment, which is referred to as “the establishment” clause of the Constitution, was intended by the framers, as a “wall of separation” between church and state. When we examine the facts of early American history, we find that this was never the intention of this clause. It is only in recent years that the revisionist justices of the Supreme Court have sought to change the original intent of the first amendment.
In this article, the reader will see for themselves, that the intent of the framers of our Constitution was to make certain that the government of the United States, would be prohibited from restricting the free exercise of religion. The establishment clause was not written to keep religion out of government, it was to keep government out of religion. This clause was necessitated by the action of king George of Britain, who sought to make his words, above the words of the Bible. Because he was the king, the people were forced to obey.
The framers of the Constitution wanted to ensure that government never again, infringed on the rights of the people to practice their religion in America. For this reason, they formed a “more perfect union,” that allowed the citizens of America to worship according to the dictates of their conscience, without interference from the newly formed government.
As you read about the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the 39 signers of the Constitution, you will be struck by the deeply held belief of these men that the land they were founding should be based upon the Bible and the laws of God.