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Letter: An important history lesson

I wonder how much is being taught about founding father, Roger Sherman?

He was the only one to have signed all the four major founding documents; the Articles of Association, 1774; the Declaration of Independence, 1776; the Articles of Confederation, 1777; and the Constitution of the United States, 1787.

He seconded the motion of Benjamin Franklin's request that Congress be opened with prayer every day. This is still being done today.

Mr. Sherman made the suggestion that all states would have equal representation in the Senate and in the House representation would be based on population. Which is done today.

One of the most important actions was his working with John Adams and George Wythe when they set up the instructions for creating the embassy for Canada. "You are further to declare that we hold sacred the rights of conscience, and may promise to the whole people, solemnly in our name, the free and undisturbed exercise of their religion. And... that all civil rights and the right to hold office were to be extended to persons of any Christian denomination."

The sacred rights of conscience are being trampled on every day. I wonder how many sitting judges know this? Even some sitting on the Supreme Court?

Carl T. Lundell

Granite Falls

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