US Constitution grounded in religion

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In reference to the page A1 article on May 10: “National Day of Prayer fuels church-state debate”: (Sierra College professor Johnnie) Terry’s claim, “It goes against many things that the founding fathers stood for … particularly such things as separation of church and state,” is not factual. “Separation of church and state” does not appear in Amendment I (“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …”), nor in the Constitution. We do not teach our Constitution or early American history. Law schools switched from teaching constitutional law to case law, resulting in legal system ignorance of our Constitution and founders. Noah Webster wrote, “All … miseries and evils which men suffer from … proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.” John Adams: “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion … Our Constitution was made only for moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of another.” Our Constitution is built upon religious foundation! John Ashbee, Newcastle