Luther Martin

Founders Declare War on Religion!

The contrarian Founding Father, Luther Martin. Via Wiki http://bit.ly/yGo0nV

The contrarian Founding Father, Luther Martin. Via Wiki Commons http://bit.ly/yGo0nV

As we ponder historian Newt Gingrich's ever more vigorous denunciations of President Obama's "war on religion," it is worth recalling the first time an American politician charged the political powers that be in the U.S. with seeking to "impose a secular vision" on the country (as Mitt Romney put it the other day).

That would be back at the Creation, in Philadelphia in 1787, when an anti-federalist delegate from Maryland named Luther Martin.

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