220 years on

Though the belief is still common enough, very few persons are (cosmological) deists, believing that though God exists he simply created the universe and left it to itself. But all Americans political deists: those on the right are so in a theoretical and even devout way and those on the (new) left are so in a garbled way. God gives us our rights  and then he leaves us to govern ourselves. There is no continuous involvement of the deity to give us kings or a system of laws.

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