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Religion Influences the United States Government

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Religion negatively influences the United States' government. Throughout the history of the U.S., government has constantly been influenced by Christianity. It started when Europeans came over and tried to colonize the U.S., and it is still continuing today in our government.

Many people from all over the world leave their country and come to the United States "The Land of the Free," in hope for a new and better life. They leave for many reasons like harsh living conditions or from a government that is strict and often dictated by a religion. In many third world country's, like Afghanistan, Islam is the religion that influences everything, including government. In Afghanistan, women are stripped of most rights and freedoms that everyone should have because of strong Islamic beliefs. Is the United States different?

In the United States everyone is supposed to have equality and freedom, but that is not the case. The government is becoming more and more influenced by Christianity everyday. Due to this, individual rights and freedoms are being taken away without logical reason or people even knowing. The American people and the American Christian people are allowing these things to happen because the government backs up what they do with reason of Christianity. Rights such as abortion and same sex marriages are being questioned based on religion. Are own President Bush according to the Montana News Association thinks that "All people worship the same God; they just have different ways to come to him" (One World Religion in U.S. Government). As the articles says "We as Christians, know, what our Christian president should know, that this is not true and never ha been."

Slavery was not long ago, that had something to do with white people believing that they were ordained by God to educate Black people. From that comes an outrageous law such as Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws and outrageous consequences such as lynching. This all happened because of religious beliefs and people saying "God said this is how it's suppose to be"(One World Religion in U.S. Government). In the U.S. African American slavery has been abolished for many years and that didn't happen until the Civil War were people stepped up and said enough is enough, but with that a new slavery arises. Today we are slaves to our own government. The U.S. government is taking away rights and liberties and binding the American people to outrageous laws and consequences, a government that is based off of Christianity. Is this not history repeating itself? How bad does it have to get for people to come together and say enough is enough?



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