We Hold These Truths
by, December 14th, 2011 at 08:46 PM (1238 Views)
I have a question for American Historians. While freedom from religious persecution was part of the framework our founding fathers built into our form of government, was this in any way the impetus for our breaking away from England? There are many political groups that try to brainwash American Citizen into believing that freedom from religious persecution was one of the corner stones, if not the foundation, of our drive toward independence.
If I remember my history lessons correctly; however, the main impetus for independence was taxation without representation. In other words, financial disagreement coached in grander terms. The only reason I mention this is because of how quickly some groups run to the founding fathers to defend their religious encroachments into our national politics and the running of our government. Food for thought.