posted on Jun, 1 2012 @ 01:55 PM
Originally posted by brukernavn
One of the best questions to ask Americans is whom the first president was. Most will say George Washington. They say that the people wanted to make
him a king. Why would they want to do that if they'd already had many presidents before him? lol True, George Washington is the first president
under the current constitution, but they refuse to realize that he became president in 1789, but wait... The US became a country and gained
independence in 1776... Where is the history before him? They refuse to acknowledge it because it disproves that saintly Christians founded the
nation. What fools...
And you are right up there with them. This is one of the most ignorant statements I have ever read about American history. Really. I don't know any
American alive who "refuses to realize that he (G.W.) became President in 1789.' None.
News flash: The US DID NOT "become a country" in 1776. All that happened was that the colonies declared independence. That's all. They had no idea
where they were going or if all the colonies would unite as a single country, which was not a done deal. They managed to cobble together the Articles
of Confederation, which served them loosely for awhile and until they could write, then ratify, the current constitution, which took awhile. Oh, and
there was the small matter of making the British, the most powerful nation on earth, to go away, which also took awhile. (Thank you, France.) It's
not that they couldn't have beaten the colonies. They easily could have, but they had other things on their mind, like World Domination.
And your last statement is completely insane. Whether the US could be considered a country in 1776 or 13 years later in 1789 has nothing whatsoever to
do wiith Christianity or the claim that "saintly Christians founded the nation." The guys who actually "founded the country," i.e.: The ones who
filed the paperwork, so to speak, were Deists and Masons, not "saintly Christians." The religions of the people themselves was no different than in
Europe. I'm sure some deluded "saintly Christians" like to claim "they" founded the nation, but it isn't in the Constitution and it isn't in
the Declaration of Independence. In fact, the First Amendment says the exact opposite, starting out with, "Congress shall make no law respecting an
establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...."
You say, "What fools!"? I say your entire statement is illogical, full of factual errors, and foolish. What threads like this teach you is that
others are as ignorant of America as Americans are of them. If you want to deny ignorance, learn to recognize your own ignorance first.