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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Ira Stoll
The Fourth of July mixes patriotism and faith. How should believers respond to this American holiday?
Who would have thought it could have happened? A Democrat in the White House is a supply-side tax-cutter (before Ronald Reagan, no less).
"The Declaration of Independence issued from Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, included four separate references to God," wrote Ira Stoll for Time. "So amid all the fireworks and barbecue smoke this July 4, consider pausing for a moment to reflect on the one our founding fathers called the Creator."
"Whatever your religious views, or lack of them, if you are an American, it's at least worth understanding the idea on which our nation was founded," Stoll wrote.