Friday, April 10, 2009
Blog against Theocracy 2009
Just a reminder from an American Anglo-Catholic Christian to my fellow Americans.... one of the first treaties our new country signed says that the U.S. is NOT a Christian country.
Treaty of Peace and Friendship Between the United States and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli of Barbery
Authored by American diplomat Joel Barlow in 1796, the following treaty was sent to the floor of the Senate, June 7, 1797, where it was read aloud in its entirety and unanimously approved. John Adams, having seen the treaty, signed it and proudly proclaimed it to the Nation.
Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan
nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
Treaty with Tripoli 1796