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Mr. Miller, religion wasn’t the founding

November 5, 2017 - 12:05am

I wish I didn’t have to be the one to break this to you Mr. Miller, but not one word in your comment of Nov. 3, is true. In the first place, the Constitution mentions nothing of the Ten Commandments (the Decalogue) or your god.

President Jefferson made his name by demonstrating that Common Law could not be some god’s law. This country’s Founding Fathers purposefully constructed a secular constitution to prevent priests from usurping the power of the people.

This is why it was 1954 before right-wing fear-mongering could get your god into our pledge of allegiance and 1956 before the same could change paper money and the national motto. Also, a religious test for any government office is unconstitutional, and neither police nor private citizens need to swear an oath on any ancient texts.

Next, Mr. Miller, Donald Trump never intended to make this country great. When he speaks of Americans, his people, he is referring to the top one-tenth of 1 percent, no one else. Corporations fight the greatness of America because a prosperous working class costs them money. Trump and his henchmen want to turn the U.S. into a Third World country because it means cheap labor fighting amongst themselves and groveling on their knees. There is not an ounce of greatness in that man.

Finally, Mr. Miller, I would be careful asking any mythical concoction from the first fascist regime on Earth, your Jesus as concocted by the Roman Empire in the fourth and fifth centuries CE, to do anything about this latest abrogation of a democratic people. That power brought us a thousand years known as the Dark Ages after inspiring the killing of many very good people and stealing their festival days.

V.P. Bryant is a resident of Waikoloa

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