Bill Barr’s Point About Religion Is Underscored by His Critics

The AG Mr William Barr is coming under fire about a speech he gave at Notre Dame from anti religious cultural Marxists groups who seek to destroy people who participate in freedom of religion!

The quote that Barr is being criticised for is by John Adams:

The complaint against Mr. Barr, from a group called Faithful America, faults him for quoting John Adams. It was the second president who said:

“We have no government armed with the power which is capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”

This atheist group has no legal standing as William Barr was expressing an opinion in regards to the degradation of society and it moral standing! The John Adams quote is not in the constitution either and was also expressing an opinion at the time he spoke those words! This is a perfect example of the leftist use of false equivalency to go after and Attack people’s religious freedom! As the article points out, it’s probably one of the most important speeches of our time that defends religion and religious freedom.

The excerpt from this excellent article that hits on all points!

Media, is being made by a group that reckons Mr. Barr violated his constitutional oath when he delivered the other day at Notre Dame University a speech on the importance of religion and religious liberty.

We hope that the Justice Department stands its ground. The attorney general’s remarks at Notre Dame are one of the most important statements of support that religious Americans have had at a time when a campaign is underway to cast religion as a cover for bigotry. We are in a time when the left seeks to intimidate those who would cast religion as an inherently good thing for America!

The point Messrs. Adams and Barr were making is not that atheists be excluded from society. It is rather that without religion, not even our Constitution could keep human passions under control. Were religion banned or circumscribed, the result would be anarchy. “This Adams quotation,” says the complaint filed against Mr. Barr “is a personal opinion rather than binding Constitutional interpretation.”

Even were that true, what of it? The fact is that the opinion shared by Mr. Barr and John Adams was shared by nearly all of the Founding Fathers, including most pointedly George Washington. He made the point in his Farewell Address. “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity,” Washington said, “religion and morality are indispensable supports.”

No man could “claim the tribute of patriotism,” Washington averred, if he sought to “subvert” religion and morality. “The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them.” He suggested that neither our property, reputations, or lives would be secure were “the sense of religious obligation” to “desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice.”

Then the famous words: “Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

The words are prophetic, which we know from the last century, when the rise of Soviet Union and the other communist states, where religion was excluded as a matter of socialist law, emerged as what President Reagan called an “evil empire” that snuffed out the liberty of believers and non-believers alike.

The communist states turned against all religious persons — ■■■■ and Moslems and others as well as Christians. That history is out there to mock any claim that Mr. Barr is seeking but to promote the establishment of Christianity. The First Amendment prohibits Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion. It was worded that way to protect against disestablishment, too.

Attorney General Barr is hardly the first in our time to have made the points he made at Notre Dame. Few, though, have put the issue as eloquently as Mr. Barr did. He put the Justice Department precisely where the results of the 2016 presidential campaign signaled America wants it to be. The protest just filed against Mr. Barr’s remarks underscores nothing so much as the need for him to have delivered his remarks in the first place.

Another article that talks more specifically about the US in moral decline is another that was a reaction to Mr. William Barr’s speech and it’s also a poignant commentary about the current discourse of our country!

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