Our mission is to re-establish the presence and influence of the Bible into American public schools.
The United States Supreme Court made the following statements.
The morality of the country is deeply ingrafted upon Christianity,
and not upon the doctrines or worship of other 'religions'.
Other Supreme Court Justices offer these words:
View The Full List at "Restore Christian America"
- John Jay, 1777
The first Chief Justice of the United States
"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and the interest, of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."
- James Wilson,
A signer of the Constitution and an original Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court
"Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is divine....Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other."
- Justice Samuel Chase
Runkel v. Winemiller, 1799
"Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people. By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty."
- Justice Joseph Story
"The real object of the First Amendment was not to countenance [approve of], much less to advance Mohammedanism, or Judaism, or infidelity [secularism], by prostrating [overcoming] Christianity, but to exclude all rivalry among Christian sects [denominations]..."
- Justice Joseph Story
A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States 1840
"We are not to attribute this prohibition of the national religious establishment [in the First Amendment] to any indifference to religion in general, and especially to Christianity (which none could hold in more reverence than the framers of the Constitution)... at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, the general, if not the universal, sentiment in America was, that Christianity ought to receive encouragement from the State so far as was not incompatible with the private rights of conscience and the freedom of religious worship.
... Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate [immoral] are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them."
- Justice Joseph Story
Vidal v. Girard's Executors 1844
"Christianity... is not to be maliciously and openly reviled and blasphemed against, to the annoyance of believers or the injury of the public..."
- Justice Joseph Story
"There is not a truth to be gathered from history more certain, or more momentous, than this: that civil liberty cannot long be separated from religious liberty without danger, and ultimately without destruction to both.
"Wherever religious liberty exists, it will, first or last, bring in and establish political liberty."
- Chief Justice John Marshall
In a letter to Jasper Adams, May 9, 1833
"The American population is entirely Christian, and with us Christianity and Religion are identified. It would be strange indeed, if with such a people, our institutions did not presuppose Christianity, and did not often refer to it, and exhibit relations with it."
- Thomas Cooley
In his General Principles of Constitutional Law 1890
"It was never intended by the Constitution that the government should be prohibited from recognizing religion, or that religious worship should never be provided for in cases where a proper recognition of Divine Providence in the working of government might seem to require it, and where it might be done without drawing an invidious distinction between religious beliefs, organizations, or sects. The Christian religion was always recognized in the administration of the common law of the land, the fundamental principles of that religion must continue to be recognized in the same cases and to the same extent as formerly."
- Judge Gallagher
Baer v. Kolmorgen
The Supreme Court of New York 1958
"Much has been written in recent years...to "a wall of separation between church and State." ...It has received so much attention that one would almost think at times that it is to be found somewhere in our Constitution."
- Justice Potter Stewart
"I think that the Court's task, in this as in all areas of constitutional adjudication, is not responsibly aided by the uncritical invocation of metaphors like the "wall of separation," a phrase nowhere to be found in the Constitution."
- Justice William Rehnquist
Wallace v. Jafree 1985
"It is impossible to build sound consitutional doctrine upon a mistaken understanding of Constitutional history... The establishment clause had been expressly freighted with Jefferson's misleading metaphor for nearly forty years... There is simply no historical foundation for the proposition that the framers intended to build a wall of separation [between church and state]... The recent court decisions are in no way based on either the language or intent of the framers."
- Justice William Rehnquist
"But the greatest injury of the "wall" notion is its mischievous diversion of judges from the actual intentions of the drafters of the Bill of Rights... The "wall of separation between church and State" is a metaphor based on bad history, a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned."
- —U. S. Supreme Court, 1892—
Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States
"No purpose of action against religion can be imputed to any legislation, state or national, because this is a religious people. This is historically true. From the discovery of this continent to the present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation.
The commission to Christopher Columbus.... "that it is hoped that by God's assistance some of the continents and islands in the ocean will be discovered..."
The first colonial grant made to Sir Walter Raleigh in 1584.... and the grant authorizing him to enact statutes for the government of the proposed colony provided that they "be not against the true Christian faith..."
The first charter of Virginia, granted by King James I in 1606.... commenced the grant in these words: "...in propagating of Christian Religion to such People as yet live in Darkness..."
Language of similar import may be found in the subsequent charters of that colony.... in 1609 and 1611; and the same is true of the various charters granted to the other colonies. In language more or less emphatic is the establishment of the Christian religion declared to be one of the purposes of the grant. The celebrated compact made by the Pilgrims in the Mayflower, 1620, recites; "Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith... a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia..."
The fundamental orders of Connecticut, under which a provisional government was instituted in 1638-1639, commence with this declaration: "...And well knowing where a people are gathered together the word of God requires that to maintain the peace and union... there should be an orderly and decent government established according to God...to maintain and preserve the liberty and purity of the gospel of our Lord Jesus which we now profess...of the said gospel [which] is now practiced amongst us."
In the charter of privileges granted by William Penn to the province of Pennsylvania, in 1701 it is recited: "...no people can be truly happy, though under the greatest enjoyment of civil liberties, if abridged of... their religious profession and worship..."
Coming nearer to the present time, the Declaration of Independence recognizes the presence of Divine in human affairs in these words:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights... appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions... And for the support of this Declaration, with firm reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."
...We find everywhere a clear recognition of the same truth... because of a general recognition of this truth [that we are a Christian nation], the question has seldom been presented to the courts...
There is no dissonance in these declarations. There is a universal language pervading them all, having one meaning; they affirm and reaffirm that this is a religious nation. Those are not individual sayings, declarations of private persons; they are organic utterances; they speak the voice of the entire people.
While because of a general recognition of this truth the question has seldom been presented to the courts, yet we find that in Updegraph v. The Commonwealth, it was decided that, Christianity, general Christianity, is, and always has been, a part of the common law... not Christianity with an established church.... but Christianity with liberty of conscience to all men.
And in The People v. Ruggles, Chancellor Kent, the great commentator on American law, speaking as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New York, said:
"The people of this State, in common with the people of this country, profess the general doctrines of Christianity, as the rule of their faith and practice... We are a Christian people, and the morality of the country is deeply engrafted upon Christianity, and not upon the doctrines or worship of those impostors [other religions]."
And in the famous Case of Vidal v. Girard's Executors, this Court... observed:
"It is also said, and truly, that the Christian religion is a part of the common law..."
If we pass beyond these matters to a view of American life as expressed by its laws, its business, its customs and its society, we find everywhere a clear recognition of the same truth. Among other matters note the following: The form of oath universally prevailing, concluding with an appeal to the Almighty; the custom of opening sessions of all deliberative bodies and most conventions with prayer; the prefatory words of all wills, " In the name of God, amen"; the laws respecting the observance of the Sabbath, with the general cessation of all secular business, and the closing of courts, legislatures, and other similar public assemblies on that day; the churches and church organizations which abound in every city, town and hamlet; the multitude of charitable organizations existing everywhere under Christian auspices; the gigantic missionary associations, with general support, and aiming to establish Christian missions in every quarter of the globe.
These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation...We find everywhere a clear recognition of the same truth.
The happiness of a people and the good order and preservation of civil government essentially depend upon piety, religion and morality.
Religion, morality, and knowledge [are] necessary to government, the preservation of liberty, and the happiness of mankind."
- —U.S. Supreme Court, 1931—
U.S. vs. Macintosh
"We are a Christian people... and acknowledge with reverence the duty of obedience to the will of God."
- —U. S. Supreme Court, 1952—
Zorach v. Clauson
"The First Amendment, however, does not say that in every respect there shall be a separation of Church and State. Rather, it studiously defines the manner, the specific ways, in which there shall be no concert or union or dependency one on the other.
That is the common sense of the matter. Otherwise the state and religion would be aliens to each other—hostile, suspicious, and even unfriendly...
Municipalities would not be permitted to render police or fire protection to religious groups. Policemen who helped parishioners into places of worship would violate the Constitution. Prayers in our legislative halls; the appeals to the Almighty in the messages of the Chief Executive; the proclamation making Thanksgiving Day a holiday; "so help me God" in our courtroom oaths—these and all other references to the Almighty that run through our laws, or public rituals, our ceremonies, would be flouting the First Amendment. A fastidious atheist or agnostic could even object to the supplication with which the Court opens each session: God save the United States and this Honorable Court.
We are a religious people and our institutions presuppose a Supreme Being... When the state encourages religious instruction or cooperates with religious authorities by adjusting the schedule of public events to sectarian needs, it follows the best of our traditions.
For it then respects the religious nature of our people and accommodates the public service to their spiritual needs. To hold that it may not would be to find in the Constitution a requirement that the government show a callous indifference to religious groups. That would be preferring those who believe in no religion over those who do believe...
We find no constitutional requirement making it necessary for government to be hostile to religion and to throw its weighed against the efforts to widen the scope of religious influence. The government must remain neutral when it comes to competition between sects...
We cannot read into the Bill of Rights such a philosophy of hostility to religion."
We have great news for you! Our Godly American Heritage Foundation, located in Boise, Idaho, has permission from the Idaho State Board of Education to teach the Bible in the public schools of Idaho.
The proposal must be presented to each school district individually for their school board's approval.
According to the National Counsel on Bible Curriculum, ninety-five percent of the school districts that have heard this proposal have adopted it.
This permission was given in a letter from the administrator in charge of curriculum at that time.
He has since left the Boise School District and shortly after that permission was given, the superintendant over him at that time denied us that permission to put the Bible in public schools.
She sent me another letter; I have both letters and the second letter denied the first letter.
The good news is she retired and Tom Luna, the current Superintendant of Public Instruction of the State of Idaho, is in agreement with our project.
In 2008, we made a presentaton to the House of Representatives but we were not allowed to be even put on the agenda of the Senate even though more than forty other states are moving in this direction.
You should ask your legislator about this situation and why they have not moved our state in this direction.
They have received a set of several Green Sheets in '08 that explained the project to them.
So, ask them if they have done their 'Homework.'
If not, you should take that into consideration next time you vote.
Remember, according to a Gallop Pole, 85% of Americans are Bible believing people!
George Washington and the other Founding Fathers of our nation have made it very clear that our nation cannot survive without the Bible as the foundation of all areas (education, law, government, the market place, media, Wall Street, etc..
We are seeing the results; greed and corruption at all levels.
Newt Gingrich and several other key legislators and educators are advising us to get out an initiative and get 50,000 signatures for this project in Idaho over the next 2 years.
We can then move forward. We need your Help!
Come to the seminar listed in your Intermountain Christian News, Page 6.
See you there! Call Chuck Seldon if you have questions: 208-954-2788.
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More than forty states in the United States are currently offering the Bible in public schools.
The assistance of all families who believe in the Bible is needed in order to make this happen in our state and throughout the nation.
I believe this was the intention of our Founding Fathers and would solicit your help in getting back on track.
According to the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the Bible can be taught as an elective credit in History or as Literature Art.
Recently on Fox News, it was reported that 52 school districts in Texas are implementing the teaching of the Bible in public schools for credit as an elective as History, Literature or Art.
"Praise the LORD", we are getting back to the God of our Founding Fathers.
Our Godly American Heritage Foundatin has placed materials in the Boise public libraries to assist parents, teachers, and students discover for themselves that the goal of our Founding Fathers, when they established public education in 1635 in the New England colonies, was to make the Bible the foundation of education.
These books, DVDs and videotapes are available to you and your family.
They may be found listed under the author, David Barton.
We need your prayers and financial help with this project.
We have friends from 25 churches and pastors so far that are willing to help us as volunteers by sitting at a table and answering questions as well as getting signatures from parents and students who would take the course if it was offered.
We have 5,000 signatures and now we need 50,000 signatures.
Mission Media, the Keep the Commandment Coalition, as well as Generation Life have offered to provide assistance.
The non-profit foundation called "Our Godly American Heritage" is sponsoring the effort.
We are in position to accept items for donation such as vehicles, furniture and other items that can be sold for funds to support the project.
Please contact us:
Ronalee Linsenmann E-mail:
Chuck Seldon - Phone: (208) 336-0483
Chuck Seldon - Cell: (208) 954-2788
Call to speak with me about how you can assist us with this goal.
We would be delighted to meet with your church or civic group in order to share additional information on teaching the Bible in the public school system.
For more information on the Internet about America's Godly Heritage, view these Web sites:
Thank you and may God Bless America,
Dr. Charles Seldon
Our Godly American Heritage
What did our Founding Fathers say?
has been removed from school textbooks due to its Christian emphasis.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars."
The 1st Amendment never intended to separate Christian principles from government.
1st Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
The phrase "Separation of church and state" appears in NO founding document.
1789 - U.S. Congressional Records - June 7-Sept.25,1789: Clearly show the intent of the First Amendment: Not to have one denomination running the nation (We do not want in America what we had in England). This did not call for separation of Church and State.
1799 - Runkel vs. Winemiller: "By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed on the same equal footing."
Once again, the intent was not to have one religious denomination running the government.
Separation Of Church And State
The phrase "separation of church and state" does not appear in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights or any of the Amendments.
1800 - Thomas Jefferson is attributed with the origin of the phrase: "Separation of church and state."
A letter to Benjamin Rush - Sept.23, 1800 - President Jefferson committed himself to not allow any denomination to achieve the "establishment of a particular form of Christianity."
Danbury Baptists wrote to Jefferson - Nov.7, 1801 - They were concerned that "free exercise of religion" appeared in the First Amendment. To them, this implied the government had the power to regulate religious expression. They believed that freedom of religion was a God-granted, unalienable right, and that the government should be powerless to restrict religious activities unless those activities caused someone to "work ill to his neighbor."
Jefferson's response - Jan.1,1802: "The free exercise of religion was an unalienable right and not be meddled with by the government. The First Amendment has erected a wall of separation between church and state."
Jefferson's letter is quoted out-of-context today without regard to its original intent.
What Is Unconstitutional?
When the courts declare something to be unconstitutional, they are inferring that the Founding Fathers would have opposed it.
James Wilson: Signer of the Constitution & original Justice of the Supreme Court: Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is Divine. Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The Divine law ... forms an essential part of both."
The Majority Rule Is Lost
1962 - Abington vs. Schemp:
The court reported that only 3% of the nation did not believe in religion or God.
The "Unconstitutional" Prayer was inconsistent with the beliefs of 97% of the country.
The court sided with the 3% minority against the majority of the nation.
The philosophy of the 3% would now become the philosophy by which the 97% would have to conduct its affairs.
President Ronald Reagan
President Ronald Reagan, on May 6, 1982, said, "The most sublime picture in American history is of George Washington on his knees in the snow at Valley Forge. That image personifies a people who know that it is not enough to depend on our own courage and goodness; we must also seek help from God, our Father and Preserver."
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AMERICA'S GODLY HERITAGE
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"America's Godly Heritage" is a film narrated by David Barton which discusses the original intent of America's Founding Fathers and how that intent has been changed by recent legislation. America's Constitution was written for a religious people, and now the challenge to remove God and religion from our public affairs has threatened the security of our nation.
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