Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

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Dear Readers,

It always intrigues us when politicians get caught speaking in "private" near microphones. President George W. Bush, God love him, is no stranger to such embarrassments, and recently at the National Prayer Breakfast was caught again. After a powerful speech on prayer from Rear Adm. Vern Clarke, the commander in chief enthused: "Damn eloquent."

What brings this to mind is something Bush said, particularly in light of "10 Days in September," an eight-part series that ran in the Washington Post recently. Bush said that all religions are practiced in America, including the practicing of none. "Our country has never had an official faith," he noted, but pointed out that he believes it is faith in God that "gives the assurance that our lives and our history have a moral design."

Indeed, from our founding days through the present, Americans have had many faiths, all striving to do better and to do so in a peaceful and honest way that reminds us why so many millions come to this country for a chance to prosper in a free society. …

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