Four historical facts from the time of this country’s founding:
- The Founding Fathers had a broad libertarian and expansive understanding of the Christian faith, which lent itself to being inclusive of the enlightenment, historic philosophy, and intellectual and scientific pursuits.
- The Christian faith was uniformly professed, practiced (albeit imperfectly), encouraged and respected.
- Christianity was part of the common law, and the general morality of the bible was uniformly the standard for societal norms.
- Reliance on God and understanding his will were considered basics to the health and happiness of the people, and to the welfare of the country.