The Treaty of Tripoli (1797)
A treaty between the Barbary Coast (Libya) and the United States.
Article IX states:
"As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion, as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen (Muslims), and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan (‘Mohammedan,’ meaning Muslim) nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."
For the record - - The Unted States is not a “Christian nation” and it never was.
But what the heck, Newt Gingrinch, Mike Huckabee and Fox News.  Why should you admit to a known historical document which is on file at the Library of Congress, which our government wrote, signed and shook hands over?  You know the truth, but you spread fear for a paycheck.
America - - read your own paperwork before you wreck yourself.

The Treaty of Tripoli (1797)

A treaty between the Barbary Coast (Libya) and the United States.

Article IX states:

"As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion, as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen (Muslims), and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan (‘Mohammedan,’ meaning Muslim) nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."

For the record - - The Unted States is not a “Christian nation” and it never was.

But what the heck, Newt Gingrinch, Mike Huckabee and Fox News.  Why should you admit to a known historical document which is on file at the Library of Congress, which our government wrote, signed and shook hands over?  You know the truth, but you spread fear for a paycheck.

America - - read your own paperwork before you wreck yourself.