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originally posted by: artistpoet
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Cheers Krazysh0t for clearing that up
I am better informed now
“In my judgment the time has arrived when we should definitely make up our minds to recognize the Indian as an individual and not as a member of a tribe. The General Allotment Act is a mighty pulverizing engine to break up the tribal mass.”
“Andrew Jackson was a wealthy slave owner and infamous Indian killer, gaining the nickname ‘Sharp Knife’ from the Cherokee,” writes Amargi on the website Unsettling America: Decolonization in Theory & Practice. “He was also the founder of the Democratic Party, demonstrating that genocide against indigenous people is a nonpartisan issue. His first effort at Indian fighting was waging a war against the Creeks. President Jefferson had appointed him to appropriate Creek and Cherokee lands. In his brutal military campaigns against Indians, Andrew Jackson recommended that troops systematically kill Indian women and children after massacres in order to complete the extermination. The Creeks lost 23 million acres of land in southern Georgia and central Alabama, paving the way for cotton plantation slavery. His frontier warfare and subsequent ‘negotiations’ opened up much of the southeast U.S. to settler colonialism.”
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originally posted by: TSZodiac
To say that the US is not a "Christian Nation" is correct in the sense that there are no laws saying "you MUST be a Christian" - however, it cannot be denied that the US was FOUNDED by Christians...who envisioned a place of INDIVIDUAL Freedom, where everyone was free to worship as they wished. It is somewhat disingenuous to use this fact to somehow intimate that the Founders' religious beliefs didn't figure into what was included in the Founding Documents....in the same way that the Constitution of the Country of Jordan provides the freedom to worship as you wish (except for the stipulation that the ruling Monarch must be a Muslim and have Muslim parents), but their Constitution is certainly based on Islamic principles. The founding documents and principles of the US are most certainly based on the principles of the Christian faith...the Christian faith of the 18th century.
Using the latest data, about 71% of US citizens identify themselves as Christian - with the second largest group identifying themselves as Atheist or having no religious preference, followed by Islam at third. The big issue here is that the PROTECTION of religious worship that the CHRISTIAN Founders of the US wrote into the Bill of Rights is constantly used as the basis for anti- Christian (ie-anti-majority) efforts within the US. I remind everyone reading this that the words "separation of Church and State" do NOT appear in ANY of the Founding Documents of the US, and we do NOT live in a Country where you are required to subscribe to a particular religion - but we certainly observe Christian Holidays and follow Judeo-Christian ethics in the observance of our Laws.
Lastly - in the US, there's NO ONE (yet) beheading anyone who will not convert to a particular religion...but I challenge the OP to try and write a similar piece about a hard line Islamic Country (like Iran, etc) and see how long it takes for some religious zealot to take you to task over your position....be GRATEFUL that you live in a Country founded by Christians.
I quote the fictitious omnipotent character "Q" from Star Trek:TNG - May whatever God you believe in have mercy on your soul