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Needed: A heaping dose of morality

February was President George Washington’s  birthday month. A general, a patriot, a statesman and a figure many recognize as “Father of our Country” — I wonder how he would fit in with our society today?

Knowing that religion and morality were prime ingredients in successful politics, and proclaiming them to be essential to the happiness of mankind, how would he be received proclaiming his religious beliefs? Prosecuted as a felon?

We are told by the Supreme Court that religion and politics require strict separation, that religion be stripped from the public square. Nativity scenes, crosses and menorahs are deemed offensive.  Religion is tolerated as long as it’s kept out of public view. How do you feel about that, George? How does that square with you and the rest of our founding fathers?

To quote from the Heritage Foundation, “George Washington was the directing spirit without which there would have been no independence, no Union, no Constitution and no Republic.  He set the tone for what the Presidency should be.”  So would it be OK to pray that his spirit and wisdom be called upon to guide our current president, members of Congress and judiciary? A heaping dose of religion and morality could be the first step toward healing this country.

Kent Lord


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