Letter: Citing God's will is presumptuous
I agree with Buz Williams' May 8 column on two points: that we are blessed to live in this nation, and that our founding fathers were wrong to ignore slavery. However, to imply that we won the Revolutionary War due to divine intervention is stretching our imagination. In addition, Williams' comparison of slaves and fetuses is beyond the pale.
If you agree with the idea that God intervenes in day-to-day actions, and you think that winning the Revolutionary War was God's will, then you probably think that this country is God's favored nation. You might even believe that the Founding Fathers founded a Christian Nation. You would be wrong, however, as most of the Founding Fathers were deists, and their intent was, according to the Constitution, to "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
What about Israel? Are they God's favored nation? What about any other country? I disagree with Mr. Williams premise that we are somehow special. I believe that we are ALL God's children. In addition, the majority believes that God is there for each of us, but God doesn't favor one person over another or one nation over another. So what is Mr. Williams driving at?
Williams, through all the many words, is merely professing his pro-life stance. Well, the majority of U.S. citizens disagree with Williams and want the government to stay out of women's reproductive rights. A majority believe that we should leave the decisions about birth control between the mother and her doctor.