There’s a troubling trend in Conservatism today… a tendency toward conservative Godlessness.
To the point that Christianity is ridiculed by the same people who claim to revere the founding and the Founders. I contend that these people no more represent the Founders than the Pope represents the Hells’ Angels.
John Adams was one of America’s Founders, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The words of this man dispel the myth of a Godless Founding. He believed that an America based on the Constitution would not work outside the provision or the people of God,
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” [October 11, 1798]
And if there’s any question as to what “religion” John Adams was making reference to he went on to say:
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“The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principals of Christianity… I will avow that I believed and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.”