“…the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion…”

October 9, 2007 at 3:27 pm (politics)

From Feministe, the title says it all: A Nation of Christians Is Not A Christian Nation. I was surprised to discover in it that Andrew Jackson did do one good thing…

Andrew Jackson resisted bids in the 1820s to form a “Christian party in politics.”

Huh. Also:

In the 1790s, in the waters off Tripoli, pirates were making sport of American shipping near the Barbary Coast. Toward the end of his second term, Washington sent Joel Barlow, the diplomat-poet, to Tripoli to settle matters, and the resulting treaty, finished after Washington left office, bought a few years of peace. Article 11 of this long-ago document says that “as the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,” there should be no cause for conflict over differences of “religious opinion” between countries.

The treaty passed the Senate unanimously.

Fuck yeah.

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2 Comments

  1. Thomas Nikl said,

    George Washington is probably committing suicide in his grave as a result of all the Christian lunacy in this country.

  2. Daisy said,

    I’m sure you’re right, Thomas.

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