A non-Christian nation

Besides the fact that there is no mention of God anywhere in the constitution, there can be no clearer statement for the secular nature of our government than found in Treaty of Tripoli, signed by the President and the Senate in June 7, 1797.

In Article 11, it states:

"As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Musselmen; and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."


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