Downhill Slide Began Once Washington Left Office

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Editor:

As I have watched our once powerful and Christian nation decline during the last 60 years, I am appalled, heartbroken and even astonished. Yet, it could have been predicted if I had observed the warning signs of immorality, drugs, divorce, lawlessness, corruption in low and high places, etc.

Actually, I believe it was all slightly downhill after George Washington left office. He was the greatest leader and general that the world has ever seen. There can be no doubt that he was a Christian. He prayed one to two hours a day. He was the army chaplain. He endured hunger, cold, indifferent support and shortage of troops, arms, ammunition and supplies. As president, he continued in prayer, fasting and preaching. Under him, Congress allotted money for the printing of Bibles. If you doubt that he was a humble, zealous Christian, read his prayer diary.

What a contrast to the leaders of today.

On the bright side, we honored George Washington by making his birthday a national event. On the dark side, we replaced this with that of Martin Luther King, a member of 20 communist fronts. His files are still sealed, for obvious reasons.

We have a state that is almost enforcing a secular religion -- and are censoring the expression of Christianity through the American Civil Liberties Union and liberal judges. Also, the big lie about the separation of church and state is a large factor. Meanwhile, the churches are silent for fear of losing their tax-exempt status.

Russ Krueger, Goodyear

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