June 27, 2002
Treaty Declared U.S. Not Christian
I was intrigued to find that the founding fathers signed a Treaty of Tripoli that specifically declared that the "Government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion" and therefore there could be no religious emnity with Muslims in North Africa. If only our foreign policy and education policy today reflected that level of 18th century sophistication.
Posted by Nathan at June 27, 2002 10:56 PM