Friday, December 23, 2005

A reminder

I've posted this before but, with the latest hoopla about a so-called "war on Christmas", it's worth reminding ourselves of the Treaty of Tripoli which was written during George Washington's presidency. It said this:

As the Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Musselmen; and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

The claim that we are a "Christian nation" is an out and out lie.

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