Letter: United States is barely a nation under God anymore!


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Posted Online: Feb. 01, 2013, 2:11 pm
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Our nation used to stand firm on biblical principles. Our Founding Fathers wanted nothing more for this country than for her to stay a nation under God. We are so far removed from the hopes of our Founding Fathers.

When we begin to take God out of everything, we begin to disintegrate as a nation.

It begins with taking God out of the public schools. If one desires to pray and read his Bible on school grounds, he should be allowed to. That privilege comes with our freedom of religion.

It then leads to the legalization of abortion. Abortion clearly goes against the Ten Commandments. Abortion is murder. No matter how one twists it, a baby is human, born or, unborn and if one kills that baby one is going against God's commandment.

The more the government takes God out of our lives, the worse this nation becomes. This nation cannot be restored to her once great state without the help of God. If this nation keeps pushing Him away, this nation will be no more. We need His guidance to help us get back to our moral standards that held this society high.

Without God, we can forget about things being great. Without God, we can see society fall. Without God, we can see this nation fail.

Chelsea Waterman,
East Moline

















 




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