Paul Buchanan doesn’t let truth get in the way of a good story.
In declaring independence from Great Britain, the founding fathers were also declaring independence from the Church of England. After all, their forbearers fled religious persecution from the (Protestant) Crown.
This is somewhat true… but read on.
They consequently swore to never allow the State to be overcome by religious doctrine. Instead, they envisioned the State as secular and agnostic, rooted in but not reducible to any single religious belief, and in fact devoted to upholding freedom of worship regardless of the nature of the God or Scripture in question.
This, is absolutely not! The very first document of government in the United States was the Mayflower Compact. It hardly reads like a “secular and agnostic” breakthrough.