I read in the CNN Politics blog that when asked about the role of religion in American Society, Mitt Romney responded, "I know there are some people who would like to make this nation a secular nation, who want to take God out of everything that exists in this country. They try to say it‘s unconstitutional." To prove his point Romney pointed to the Declaration of Independence, saying the document "points out that it's God who gave us those rights in the first place."
I have a problem with Mr. Romney’s response. He said that “some people would like to make this nation a secular nation”. I don’t know what nation Romney lives in but it is not the nation I live in. The United States of America is now and always has been a secular nation. There are some people that would like to transform this nation into a theocracy.
He also confused the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution. He seems to confuse a lot of things these days. I imagine it is very difficult to keep track of facts when you are a candidate for office.
The Declaration of Independence does state , “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” I would submit that the Declaration of Independence in using the word ‘their Creator’ left a lot of room for the definition of Creator. Nowhere in the Declaration does it say or imply that by declaring independence from a tyrannical king the thirteen colonies would now substitute allegiance to God.
It seems to me that Mitt Romney is ready to sell his soul if it will get him the votes to tuck the G.O.P. presidential nomination in his trophy case.