Thursday, September 8, 2011
Kirk's Rebuttal to Neil Rotter!
Editor's Note: Just because our local paper fails to print Conservative rebuttals, doesn't mean the "Fresh Brew" won't. Kirk's letter below is in response to this from a local lib, Neil Rotter.
We are so fortunate to have an eclectic dissertation on the sophistry of America’s Un-Christian Heritage as put forth by Neil Rotter in his August 30, 2011 Letter to the Editor of the Sanford Herald! Clearly his attendance at one of our “public educational collectives” or possibly an “institution of higher indoctrination” reveals the intellectual vacuousness of his argument. Perhaps Neil is a graduate of the Atlanta school system?
Mr. Rotter could you please answer the following: First, many of us would like you to define “today’s right-wing fundamentalist world?” Neil, how can you state the Founders were “. . . for the most part deists,” when Samuel Adams wrote in his Will “. . . relying on the merits of Jesus Christ for the pardons of my sins.”
How can you state such about George Washington when his Christian faith is so well documented in Peter Lillback’s George Washington’s Sacred Fire? How does Neil explain James Madison’s copious notes in his personal Bible and his statement that “Religion [is] the basis and Foundation of Government?”
Perhaps Mr. Rotter could explain Thomas Jefferson’s letter on March 23, 1801 to Moses Robinson, writing, “The Christian Religion . . . is a religion of all others most friendly to liberty, science, and the freest expansion of the human mind”?
How could John Adams be a deist when he writes to Thomas Jefferson on November 4, 1816, “The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount contain my religion . . .?”
Does Neil know who gave the Sermon on the Mount?
As for the religious test, Mr. Rotter I recall the brouhaha when Justice Samuel Alito, Jr. was appointed to the Supreme Court. Why did the leftist media and progressive Senators constantly question his “Catholic” faith leading up to his confirmation?
How is it that the left finds the most obscure lines from documents such as the Treaty of Tripoli or Jefferson’s Letter to the Danbury Baptist Convention to rewrite our country’s Christian foundation? Yet at the same time they ignore the volumes of documents that establish our country’s Christian foundation. How can anyone ignore the simple words, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” or could Mr. Rotter explain the closing paragraph or the Constitution, “Done in Convention by Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord [emphasis added] one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven . . .?” Could Mr. Rotter show us where to find that “wall of separation?” How can the Lee County Commission or for that matter, the State of North Carolina, be equal to Congress?
In the meantime, while the American Civil Liberties Union continues their suit against local government prayer, they are also engaged in a suit against public schools demanding they remove the internet filters that protect children from homosexual websites as well pornography associated with these gay sites. Of course the Executive Director of the ACLU Anthony Romero is openly gay. Could that have something to do with it?
Pray to GOD that the mercy of his SON Jesus Christ will lead us out of this desert of depravity. As always, I shall remain . . . In Search of Our GOD Given Liberties!
Kirk D. Smith