Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: Hannity and the lie about the Declaration of Independence Ban

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Hannity and the lie about the Declaration of Independence Ban

After spending a good few hours on this debate last night with my atheist friend and knowing this article existed, I felt crappy because I didn’t have all the facts to really contribute to the debate.

So click on the title to get clarity.

Also check this Media Matters Link

And of course the actual story about what happened here.

In fact:

"According to the court filings, the documents Williams used in his class include President Bush's National Day of Prayer 2004 statement, a handout listing religious clauses in state constitutions, a fact sheet titled "What Great Leaders have said About the Bible" and three paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence."

As for God and our founding fathers.

I refer to the Treaty of Tripoli, which was approved by the senate (still consisting of many of the founding fathers of our country), in 1797, in which Article 11 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 tranquility, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan 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."

However, in fact I was wrong last night when I said there is no mention of God in the Declaration of Independence. I refer readers to the link entitle Historical Documents of the USA.

If Sean Hannity were to be Pinocchio, we would be able to save al the rain forests in the world from deforestation.

Jiminy Cricket where are you!