So Palin thinks that this nation was founded as a Christian nation. She said this piece of fiction in a speech on Friday, April 16.
Sorry, Sarah, you just confirmed what I was saying in the last post, â€œIgnorance is Right,â€ because the United States was not founded as a Christian nation.
The founding fathers were at great pains to make sure that the Constitution established the government as a secular government, even though the founders themselves were at least nominally Christian (except for Thomas Jefferson who was not. He believed God created the world but after that took no further interest in it.)
To be founded as a Christian nation, the religion needs to appear in the founding documents, but the Constitution makes no mention whatsoever of Jesus, or Christianity, or any defined god that we could recognize as Christian. John Adams made it clear that the Government of the United States is NOT founded on the Christian religion.
When Palin quotes Washingtonâ€™s farewell address that extols â€œreligion, faith, morality [as] indispensable supports,â€ no mention is made of the Christian version of religion, nor of the Christian faith, nor of Christian morality.
Palinâ€™s fiction is another example of the ignorance of the far right at work again. Ironically, she told the women in attendance at her speech that they should not listen to critics who would make them feel that their movement is “all a low-cost brand of ignorance.” But what she was asking them to swallow was exactly that â€“ ignorance of the lowest kind!