Neither politics nor religion

In response to Jonathan Patz’s letter “Mixing politics with religion” on Jan. 28, I am compelled to reply.

Sen. Bryant Richardson, along with Rep. Rich Collins have introduced legislation to limit, minimize and hopefully eliminate abortion. Mr. Patz wrote that this is based on religion. Mr. Patz obviously disregards United States of America and Delaware founding documents.

We are a Christian state and nation. Is it not 2019 A.D. ? Do we use currency with “In God We Trust” on it? The second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence says, “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 — That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men. Emphasis on LIFE.

Read or reread this Declaration, and our Constitutions and The Holy Bible, to better understand what shaped and influenced our great state and country. Are we not “The First State”? This legislation is neither politics nor religion. It is American.

The principle of separation of church and state is simply, the church must speak and teach truth and facts, and any and all governments must leave the Christian church alone. Mr. Patz, are you a Delawarean and American?

Ralph L. Scott III

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