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So Help Me God by Forrest Church
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Jan 23, 08

Recommended for: Evan Powell
Read in January, 2008

Excellent book for those interested in the early history of our country. Surprisingly, perhaps, the founding fathers broke with European tradition and purposely did not include a deity or national religion in the Constitution. Their belief was that "liberty" above "god" would protect freedom of religion. This book details the attempts by then strong religious sects through the first five presidencies to force their own religious views on the country through the federal government.
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