Wise Government 24

Dear Mr. Witherspoon,
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” J. Adams

A Sure Foundation

The United States was founded, for the most part, by devout Christians giving the nation a sure foundation as evidenced by their writings:

“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.” George Washington, President

“It is the duty, as well as privilege and interest, of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” John Jay, Supreme Court Justice

“The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were...the general principles of Christianity.” John Adams, President

In 1690 the New-England Primer and The Shorter Catechism was introduced, the textbook used in American schools for 100 years with widespread use for more than 200 years. Besides its Bible facts, its Catechism teaches of God and man’s relationship and the salvation of Jesus Christ.

Yale was founded in 1701 “...wherein Youth may be instructed in the Arts and Sciences [and] through the blessing of Almighty God may be fitted for Publick employment both in Church and Civil State.”

In 1813 the Washington Public Schools reported its students reading and spelling successes using the Bible and a Christian hymnal in its curriculum.

Evidenced by the actions of early Americans including those of our Founding Fathers, history shows us that schools have every right to teach morals and the biblical concepts and indeed the Bible itself. How much clearer could this be?

For too long the godless and those who deny the power of God have exercised dominion in high places. They are turning our nation into a godless society. You cannot make laws that offend the sensibilities of the godly and expect good to come of it.

Today our religious heritage is being stripped, and, in short order, our religious freedom will rival that of any communist nation as its erosion is unchecked.

However, a revolution is brewing.

About Mel Valkner

Mel Valkner CongressMelvin Valkner, CPA is a life-long resident of the Kalamazoo, Michigan area. After serving in the U.S. Army with tours in Vietnam and Germany, he attended Western Michigan University (WMU) graduating with the double majors of political science and philosophy. Returning to WMU for two more years of business and accounting classes he eventually became a CPA and tax professional.

Leaving public accounting he became a healthcare administrator, financial executive in manufacturing, education and service industries, entrepreneur and author. He is a former First Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan (USTPM.org), Michigan's affiliate of the national Constitution Party. He remains Chairman of the Kalamazoo County affiliate.