Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




Congressional Issues 2010
Religious Life

Missouri Farm Bureau

Kevin Craig - "Liberty Under God"

Our nation was and is founded on spiritual belief and trust in God. But not the god of Osama bin Laden. America is a Christian nation, according to the U.S. Supreme Court in an earlier generation. Muslims enjoy more liberty and a higher standard of living in a Christian nation than they do in a Muslim nation, and atheists find themselves in gulags and concentration camps far less often in a Christian nation than they do under atheistic Communism. Christianity, not secularism, is the foundation of our liberties.
We believe in man's right to worship God, to offer prayers and to read the Bible as God's word, in private and public places, including schoolrooms. The Missouri Farm Bureau here sets itself in opposition to the Federal Government, and rightly so. The Government is the greatest enemy of "Liberty Under God" and "religious life" in America today.

But it's not just "man's right," it's a duty. It it's not just a duty of man as individuals, but the government also has a duty to acknowledge God. James Madison, the "Father of the Constitution," believed in public prayer and acknowledgment of God by the government. Today's federal judiciary denies any responsibility to the Original Intent of the Framers of the Constitution.

We believe there should be no infringement on the right to pray or to sing Christmas carols in public schools, and there should be no infringement on the right of those who decline to participate. We oppose the removal of the traditional use of the words "Merry Christmas" with the politically correct substitution of the words "Happy Holidays." We believe in the use of the manger scene as a Christian symbol of Christmas. The links in the left-hand column are to webpages on Kevin Craig's websites. The Missouri Farm Bureau is correct, and the Federal Government is wrong.
We believe the Ten Commandments should be allowed to be posted in public schools and other public buildings. The Missouri Farm Bureau hereby declares war on the Supreme Court and the entire myth of "separation of church and state."

. . . unless the Farm Bureau agrees with the myth of separation and the Supreme Court, which declares that the Ten Commandments can be publicly posted as long as the impression is given that they are an archaic historical artifact, outdated, irrelevant, and believed by no one in our now-secular age.

The Supreme Court ruled in 1980 that, in effect, it was the intention of America's Founding Fathers to give the federal government power to remove copies of the Ten Commandments from local schools. This decision, and the religion that undergirds it, represents audacious evil. The Constitution doesn't give the federal government power to require the posting of anything in public schools, much less does the Constitution give the federal government power to remove the Ten Commandments (of all things!). When the Supreme Court removed voluntary prayer and Bible reading from the public schools in 1962, one of the Justices who voted to remove prayer admitted:

Religion was once deemed to be a function of the public school systemThe Northwest Ordinance, which antedated the First Amendment, provided in Article III that
Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.

Justice Douglas admitted this, and nobody sought to correct him. The Court would later declare its complete indifference to the original intent of the Founding Fathers:

This Court, however, squarely has rejected the proposition that the Establishment Clause is to be interpreted in light of any favoritism for Christianity that may have existed among the Founders of the Republic.

THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT that if George III had abolished all taxes, and redressed all the grievances in the Declaration of Independence, but had ordered that the Christian religion be removed from all classes and public places, that this alone would have fomented the American Revolution.

These are the most critical issues in our nation today.

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