America was founded with a strong faith in God

An April 26 letter writer says that the founding fathers were not Christians but deists, and that the “phrase under God was added in the ’50s because communists were godless and we fought that with these stupid words.”

Stupid words? Added to what?

The false rants at the end of his letter were unnecessary. Trump’s tax cuts did stimulate the economy.

The Maui News states S&P 500 index reached record high on day of that letter. Retail sales jumped in March. Economy grew at a 3.2 percent annual rate in the first quarter. Read the news, not the blues!

On Nov. 9, 1620, 102 passengers including 50 pilgrims set sail from England in search of religious freedom. The pilgrims we’re not deists but Calvinists, adhering strictly to the words of Jesus Christ! They wished to live a pious community life, as the Apostles in the New Testament of the Bible.

On Nov. 11, 1620, just nine years after the publication of the King James Bible, the Mayflower Compact was the first charter of freedom in America and reflects the Christian heritage of our nation.

The Mayflower compact begins: “In the Name of God.” Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and the advancement of the Christian faith . . . presents solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God.”

America was founded as a Christian nation, with a strong faith in God. Quit trying to change it!

Try letting Him in instead of pushing Him out! Glory to God! He has risen!

John H. Hilliard

Kihei