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Nuxoll: Point it out and I’ll buy you a steak dinner

Letter: Arge Jeffery Grangeville

Is the United States a Christian nation? Was our government founded on Judeo-Christian principles as Senator Sheryl Nuxoll claims? The answer to both questions is no, which is just Civics 101. Our founders gave us a wonderful gift of freedom, unique in all the world, in a secular Constitution which guarantees freedom of all private worship. This document, so carefully constructed, does not contain the word “God” or even “sacred” in order to prevent any one religion from gaining the political upper hand, which could propel us toward the kind of theocracy that plagues so many other countries of the world. 

And this, of course, is why Sen. Nuxoll’s rude boycott of the Hindu cleric’s prayer in the state capitol is such an embarrassment, being reported around the country as it was and making the citizens of District 7 look like bigots. I wish for all our sakes she would issue a public apology.  But, in any case, I would like to make her an offer.  If she believes our government was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, I would ask her to pick up the U.S. Constitution and point out just one that is uniquely Christian. If she can do that I will gladly buy her a steak dinner, complete with appetizer, wine and dessert. Simply go dine and send me the bill. 

In the meantime, Sen. Nuxoll should remember her oath to uphold the Constitution as it is, and not as she might wish it to be. She should also remember she represents all District 7 citizens and not just Christians. 

Arge Jeffery



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