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Impressed to see Hobby Lobby ad | Letter of the Week
I was impressed to see the full-page ad, paid for by Hobby Lobby, placed in your newspaper. They must be celebrating and thanking God for an awesome victory for their company.
Even if we don’t agree with the content of the ad, we should all, at the very least, be happy for their continued freedom to run their business according to their conscience. At this time in history when our freedoms are flying out the door at an alarming speed, we should all be rejoicing at a perceived move toward freedom for all citizens.
The original intent of our Founding Fathers can be clearly perceived in the following quotes:
“Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports,” George Washington said.
“The great pillars of all government and social life ... (are) virtue, morality and religion. This is the armor, my friend, and this alone, that renders us invincible,” Patrick Henry said.
“We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel,” Benjamin Franklin said.
“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure if we have lost the only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these are a gift of God?” Thomas Jefferson asked.
“To a man of liberal education, the study of history is not only useful, and important, but altogether indispensable, and with regard to the history contained in the Bible … it is not so much praiseworthy to be acquainted with as it is shameful to be ignorant of it,” John Quincy Adams said.
“I do therefore issue this my proclamation, recommending to all who shall be piously disposed to unite their hearts and voices in addressing at one and the same time their vows and adorations to the Great Parent and Sovereign of the Universe ... to render Him thanks for the many blessings He has bestowed on the people of the United States,” James Madison said.
In closing, let us never forget or take for granted that it was indeed God who created each and every one of us, and granted us the numerous blessings of living in a free and bountiful land called America.
Susan J. Walsh, Federal Way