God: Missing in Action from American History

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    ......Today, however, history is presented in such an edited, revised, and politically-correct manner that God's hand is rarely visible - and even the historic role of famous Godly leaders in education, business, politics, and the military is now virtually unacknowledged.
    An obvious example of the secularization of history occurs each year around the Fourth of July. Americans are taught that “taxation without representationâ€￾ was the reason America separated from Great Britain; yet “taxation without representationâ€￾ was only reason number seventeen out of the twenty-seven reasons given in the Declaration of Independence - it was not even in the top half, yet it's all that most ever hear. Never mentioned today are the numerous grievances condemning judicial activism - or those addressing moral or religious or other issues.
    What religious issues? In 1762, the king vetoed the charter for America's first missionary society; he also suppressed other religious freedoms and even prevented Americans from printing an English language Bible. How did Americans respond? They took action; and almost unknown today is the fact that Declaration signers such as Samuel Adams and Charles Carroll cited religious freedom as the reason they became involved in the American Revolution. And significantly, even though Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin (two of the least religious signers) are typically the only signers studied today, almost half of the signers of the Declaration (24 of 56) held what today would be considered seminary or Bible school degrees. Clearly, for many Founders, religious issues were an important motivation behind their separation from Great Britain; but that motivation is largely ignored today. ....



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    When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
    1. He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
    2. He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
    3. He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
    4. He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
    5. He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
    6. He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
    7. He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
    8. He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
    9 He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
    10. He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
    11. He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
    12. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
    13. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
    14. For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
    15. For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
    16. For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
    17. For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
    18. For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
    19. For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
    20. For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
    20. For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
    21. For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
    22. He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
    23. He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
    24. He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
    25. He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
    26. He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
    27. In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
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    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, ...
     
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    How many of these 27 is the Congress of the US guility of in this day and age?
     

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