Re: "Founders guided by deism, not Christianity" (letter, 1-2).
It's hard to believe that some still try to dredge up misinformation regarding the basic foundation of our beloved country. The evidence is overwhelming regardless of the attempted revisionists.
The U.S. News got it right in an article (5-7-2009) answering President Obama's statement in Turkey that "We're not a Judeo-Christian nation."
U.S. News replies in part that our nation's history provides overwhelming evidence that America was birthed upon Judeo-Christian principles. The first act of America's first Congress in 1774 was to ask a minister to open with prayer and to lead Congress in the reading of four chapters of the Bible.
In 1776, in approving the Declaration of Independence, our founders acknowledged that all men "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights" and noted that they were relying "on the protection of Divine Providence" in the founding of this country.
John Quincy Adams said, "The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity." And the signers of the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War, insisted the treaty begin with the phrase, "In the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity."
We can't revise the facts.