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May 28, 2014

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Declared ideals must prevail over all else

A letter writer stated someone wanted to put into a state-owned government building a display advocating that religion be kept separate from the state. The request was denied, and it was the correct decision for our country.

Our government was formed to run a country founded on declared religious principles, a country built upon that foundation, with God at our head as the originator of our rights. It is proper for the government to recommend, encourage, reflect and express those principles in the everyday life of our country and its operation. Our right to be free of religion in our own lives if we so choose, if we do not wish to acknowledge God in anything or credit him with what we have received, keeps the government from legislating religion and forcing God upon us.

Our country is made up of all kinds of people with differing ideas, beliefs and views, and it is their right (from God) to hold and propose those views. But they must propose them from other locations, their own property or other places where they receive permission to do so. That is the way it must be in a country with so many differing viewpoints, but founded to exist on certain declared ideas that must prevail over and above everything else. We must continue building our country on the foundation we have received.

Everything that goes in or on state-owned government property — city hall, county courthouse, statehouse or the national government — must be consistent with our founding principles. These locations must not be allowed to become places for the accumulation of ideas that are contrary to the principles of our founding. We must reserve state-owned locations as places where God is acknowledged and announced to be at the head of our work. We must not allow there things that could cause us to lose our foundation and start us to unravel as a nation.

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