As we all know, the United States was founded on two primary documents: The Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution. But both sprang from a deeper well: The Ten Commandments, and the over-arching Judeo-Christian ethic. It’s no stretch to recognize that The Declaration acknowledged God as the Author of Mankind, and framed the Ten Commandments as the authoritative moral basis upon which to build our new country. On that foundation, the Founders and Framers put together a Constitution which – consistent with the Declaration — to them seemed best suited for creating a self-governing society to endure through the ages. It can be likened to a three-legged foundation of Faith, Family, and Freedom.

“Faith” was based on the concept of a Creator, Whom we call God and Who formed the universe, breathed life into each of us, endowed each of us with a unique set of characteristics, skills, talents, and capabilities, and assigned each of us a unique set of responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities – and to whom each of us will account, at Life’s end, for whether and how well we utilized those gifts, especially in terms of improving the human condition overall.

Bud Nason lives in Littlestown, is a Conservative Thinker and an Adams Countyvoter. E-mail him at

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