Re: “Both sides have a responsibility” (letter, 12-28).
The writer closes an otherwise interesting letter by suggesting that our laws were established by men “who based their principles on their Judeo-Christian beliefs.”
Our country may have been sought out for the prospect of religious freedom, but it was not founded on Christian beliefs. In 1797, President John Adams presented the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli and Barbary to Congress. In it, Article 11 posited that “the government of the United States is not, in any sense founded in Christian …