In a most “politically incorrect” speech recently, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made a bold statement about America’s place in human history.
Never one to run from a controversy, Scalia detailed the importance of America’s success as tied to our faith in God.
CNS News has the details:
METAIRIE, La. (AP) – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Saturday the idea of religious neutrality is not grounded in the country’s constitutional traditions and that God has been good to the U.S. exactly because Americans honor him.
Scalia was speaking at a Catholic high school in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, Louisiana. Scalia, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 is the court’s longest serving justice. He has consistently been one of the court’s more conservative members.
He told the audience at Archbishop Rummel High School that there is “no place” in the country’s constitutional traditions for the idea that the state must be neutral between religion and its absence.
“To tell you the truth there is no place for that in our constitutional tradition. Where did that come from?” he said. “To be sure, you can’t favor one denomination over another but can’t favor religion over non-religion?”
He also said there is “nothing wrong” with the idea of presidents and others invoking God in speeches. He said God has been good to America because Americans have honored him.
Now, the left-wing media and all of the radical atheist groups in the country are probably howling at the moon over Scalia’s comments, but what he said is exactly true.
The place of the Judeo-Christian religion in America’s founding is undeniable. And, every President in U.S. history has invoked God at one time or another.
In fact, it is only in the past 70 years or so that the fictitious idea of “separation of church and state” has been heavily promoted as the truth by the radical left in the country.
Prior to that, no one had any real problems with acknowledging God in America’s public life.
CNS News has more:
“God has been very good to us. That we won the revolution was extraordinary. The Battle of Midway was extraordinary. I think one of the reasons God has been good to us is that we have done him honor. Unlike the other countries of the world that do not even invoke his name we do him honor. In presidential addresses, in Thanksgiving proclamations and in many other ways,” Scalia said.
“There is nothing wrong with that and do not let anybody tell you that there is anything wrong with that,” he added.
Scalia’s views reflect that of American historians prior to the 20th century. It was in the second half of the 2oth century that liberal, historical revisionists began to infest American college campuses.
After 50 years of lies, misrepresentations, and purely ignoring historical facts, it’s no wonder most Americans today are confused about the role of religion in…