Washington was never quoted on that. In short this is referring to the Treaty of Tripoli.
Officially called the "Treaty of peace and friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli, of Barbary," most refer to it as simply the Treaty of Tripoli. In Article 11, it states: "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Musselmen; and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."
The preliminary treaty began with a signing on 4 November, 1796 (the end of George Washington's last term as president) and was ratified by John Adams in 1797. If anything, quote Joel Barlow with that statement.
DW is correct. That wasn't Washington. If it was written by anyone, it was written by John Adams.
Join Think Atheist
Welcome toThink Atheist
Get Started Nowor Sign In
Or sign in with:
Started by Unseen in Physics, Astronomy, Cosmology. Last reply by TJ yesterday.
Started by Nerdy Keith in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists. Last reply by Jake LaFort on Wednesday.
Started by Dale Headley in Small Talk. Last reply by Unseen on Wednesday.
Started by Tom Sarbeck in Small Talk. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck on Tuesday.
Started by RyanGutten in Theistic Arguments and Debate Help. Last reply by Davis Goodman yesterday.
Sunday School October 16th 2016
Sunday School October 9th 2016
Sunday School October 2nd 2016
Posted by Noon Alif on October 19, 2016 at 8:00pm
Posted by Jake LaFort on October 19, 2016 at 11:22am
Computer Help Forums
© 2016 Created by umar.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.