Miriam Johnson decries faith proclaimed in a public square as tyranny (“Are candidates crazy or hypocrites?” June 4). She’s vastly mistaken. She ought read John Kennedy's 1961 inaugural text, in which he asserts our forefathers’ belief that “the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.”
On arms control, the president quoted Isaiah 58:6 — to “undo the heavy burdens … and let the oppressed go free.” He concluded by “asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.”
Not one U.S. president took his oath on a card deck or rabbit’s foot; all took their oath on the Bible. Even the Supreme Court starts any session with: “God save the United States and this honorable court.” Political correctness should be junked, not God.