“I started with the perspective of someone who says that faith is separate from public law and public service; it really isn’t. We have, as a country, a founding perspective that we’re founded under God; our founding documents reference and acknowledge God, and acknowledge that our rights and privileges come from our Creator.
I remind people that our country is founded under God, and the founders thought that was an important perspective.”—
I would like to add that the reference of god that Pawlenty is talking about can be seen in the Declaration of Independence. The exact quote is “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” the word “their” is the most important word in the sentence. It signifies that individual rights come from the individual persons creator. “Their” signifies ownership meaning that the relationship is personal making sure that organized religion could not try to take ownership of the creator or “God” mentioned in this document. Yet try they do. It is up to you the people to understand your rights do not come from any creator but your own, whatever that may be. It is also why the first amendment is so important. The freedom to practice religion is vital since your individual rights come from your personal God. If we were not allowed to believe in any God we wished how could we justify that all men are created equal. We would have religious groups trying to dictate the direction of our country based on their version of a creator. Thank God our founders were smart enough to use the word “their” and not the word “our”.
As the nation’s largest juvenile prison, Walnut Grove houses 1,200 boys and young men in a sprawling one-story complex ringed by security fences about an hour’s drive east of Jackson. The State of Mississippi pays a private corrections company to run the prison
NPR’s investigation found that allegations swirling around the prison raise the fundamental question of whether profits have distorted the mission of rehabilitating young inmates.