Thursday letters: Justice system based on faith

May 2, 2013 

— T. Feldon Crain says the Supreme Court should ignore faith’s contribution to our laws (“Constitution dictates rights,” April 24). Wrong. The basis for our society and our system of justice is faith. If Mr. Crain will consult the 1892 case of Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, he will find plenty of precedent of our law properly taking faith into account.

In addition, see page 619 of David McCullough’s John Adams. Adams’ words are: “The doctrine of human equality is founded entirely in the Christian doctrine that we are all children of the same Father, all accountable to Him for our conduct to one another, all equally bound to respect each other’s self love.”

Danny House

West Columbia

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