Our National Treasure

"Our National Treasure (Where it all began)" is the initial 2006 story about the religious revisionism that Todd encountered at the Jamestown Settlement, Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's estate), and the U.S. Supreme Court. Written as a respectful grievance letter to the governing powers over these historic landmarks, Todd summarized some rudimentary research that he discovered, about which he hoped to hear back from someone who could explain it all. Unfortunately, he received no initial responses from any of the three establishments. As a result, months later he greatly expanded his research, separating and documenting further evidence into the three other treatises on this website which he presented to executives at the three historic sites: "U.S. Supreme Cover Up," "A gate between Church and State," and "The Jading of Jamestown."

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Dear U.S. Supreme Court, Jamestown Yorktown Foundation, and Thomas Jefferson Foundation, As Well As Many Other U.S. Governing Officials:

I am writing you to share my extreme disappointment with the false, misleading religious history and information given at three locations by governing personnel: the Jamestown settlement, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello estate, and the U.S. Supreme Court Building.

In July of this year (2006) my wife, Tracy, and I were offered a gift-trip to Washington, D.C. and Virginia by some pastor friends of ours from a large Sacramento Church, who, along with a travel company, were hosting a Christian heritage tour back to the southern-east coast. One of the primary purposes of the trip was to rediscover the history, and particularly the Christian history, of America's Founders, early settlements, and national capital.

It of course was an awesome week-long tour, which included seeing sites from the first English settlement in Jamestown, Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's estate), Mt. Vernon (George Washington's estate), Ford's Theater (where Lincoln was shot), a tour of the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, and the U.S. Supreme Court Building, to a close-up view of the White House and a walk through of a host of memorials: the Holocaust Museum, Korean War Memorial, World War 2 Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Washington Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial, among other sites.

As great as the trip was, it was unfortunately hindered on three occasions by the revisions or exclusions of religious history and information. Quite frankly, as a Christian religion major in my undergraduate and graduate studies, I was stunned by the information given (or not given). Let me discuss each in turn...

The Absence of Christian History at the Jamestown Settlement Tour:

While the tour guide of the Jamestown museum and settlement was cordial and informative on many points, there were two momentous, religious oversights.

First, we were not only taught several times, but asked to repeat on several other occasions, the reason the first settlers came here to America: "to make money." While this is partially true, it was not only totally overstated by its emphasis and repetition, but there was absolutely no hint of the religious purpose given and stated under the Virginia Charter of 1606, which called for the "propagating of Christian religion to such people as yet live in darkness and miserable ignorance of the true knowledge and worship of God." There was also absolutely no mention of the fact that the colonists' first act, after having landed at Cape Henry, April 27, 1607, was to erect a large wooden cross and hold a prayer meeting, conducted by their minister, Reverend Robert Hunt. As colonist George Percy noted back then, "The nine and twentieth day we set up a cross at Chesupioc Bay, and named the place Cape Henry." In fact, it seemed whenever there was an opportunity to address any of the religious characteristics or zeal of this first community, they were avoided.

Secondly, at the Jamestown museum and settlement, as the tour guide was leading us through the very heart of the replica of the community, the Anglican Church, we asked if the guide could speak about the significance of the three religious plaques (the Lord's Prayer, Ten Commandments, etc.) placed on the wall at the front of the church. Our guide's response was that she was unable to speak about it, a clear reference to all of us that she was trained to minimize the religious aspects of the settlement. We were all appalled, and shared so with her, especially understanding that this was an educational tour and that the religious education was being eliminated from the heart of a people who were devoutly Christian.

As a result, I am first respectfully requesting that the religious history, particularly the devout Christian faith and foundations of the first American settlers, be rediscovered and reintroduced into the Jamestown tour guides' information and other educational parks and organizations about America's early colonization history.

The Absence of Christian History and Faith of Thomas Jefferson on Monticello Estate Tours

From Jamestown we traveled to Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. What a beautiful estate! Again, while our guide was cordial and informative about many matters, when asked about the religious faith of Thomas Jefferson, he abruptly and actually quite arrogantly said, "We all know Jefferson was a strict deist [a person who believes in a Creator who does not involve Himself in the daily affairs of men], who ardently fought for the separation of Church and State." His added comments left everyone believing Jefferson was essentially (what might be called today) a progressive, and especially one who would have never allowed any mixture of religion in government. Again, while these statements have some truth in them, they were exaggerated and gave no hint of how his religious passion prompted him to use both his governmental positions and even funds to establish churches, distribute Bibles, and promote Christianity. Let me explain.

Religiously speaking, Jefferson was raised Anglican (Church of England), which is one significant reason why he (like others) opposed the tyranny of king, priest, or whomever. That is also why, in the New World (specifically Virginia), he pushed for one of his crowning achievements, the Bill for Religious Freedom, which passed in 1786 by the Virginia General Assembly. (At the time, Anglicanism was also the only denomination funded by Virginia taxes). It helped to establish a freedom of religion (not freedom from religion) in our country, and would serve as a predecessor of sort for the later First Amendment and the religious liberties it would guarantee in the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses....

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June 2011
After two years of work together, Todd just completed writing the official autobiography of Chuck Norris' 90-year-old mother, Wilma Norris Knight, as told from her perspective (with over 100 photos throughout). It is simply titled, "Acts of Kindness: My Story."

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The foreword was written by her sons, Chuck and Aaron Norris. This is the only biography that Wilma endorses, so don't accept counterfeits. Todd describes Wilma's life and inspirational book as "True Grit meets Grapes of Wrath and Pilgrim's Progress!" More information about its content and publication will be posted soon at www.WilmaNorris.com. For now, it is available only at www.ChuckNorris.com.

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Wilma Norris Knight and Todd & Tracy DuBord

July 2010
While Todd was on "The Next Great Awakening Tour" of various historic sites from Boston to D.C., he and the tour group experienced again the distortions and omissions of America's religious history--this time at the very center of our republic 250 years ago--Independence Hall, where our founders debated and adopted the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. You won't believe how the National Park Service's expert guide on America's founders responded to Todd's question about the founders' religious affiliation! To find out more, check out Todd's story and research rebuttal on this website: "Independence Hall: Independent from God?"

January 2010
Fidelis Publishing produces an expanded paperback version of Chuck's New York Times bestseller, "Black Belt Patriotism," as well as produces Chuck in a new PSA ("Patriot Service Announcement") in which he discusses the status of America. You can watch it by clicking HERE.

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May-Sept. 2009
Chuck Norris (with Chaplain Todd) wrote "The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book: 101 of Chuck's Favorite Facts and Stories" (Tyndale Publishing--released on 11/1/09).

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Unless you've been on a deserted island, you know about some of the thousands of mythical sayings about Chuck Norris presented as "facts" about his life, like "Chuck Norris doesn't wear Superman pajamas; Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas." Over the last several years, Chuck has been asked repeatedly from the heartland of America to the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, "Which 'facts' are your favorites?" For the first time ever, in "The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book," Chuck gives readers not only his 101 favorite facts, roundhouse-kicked by the man himself, but also the stories behind the facts and the code (or core values) by which Chuck lives his life (5-F's: freedom, faith, family, fitness and fight). From stories about his martial arts and movie and television careers, to intimate stories about his faith and family, fans from every corner of the globe will enjoy, laugh and be inspired by one of the world's great action heroes. This book makes a perfect (Christmas) gift for young and old, and should be the ultimate reading in every bathroom across America! And right now it can be pre-ordered via Amazon for under $10!

Jan. 2009
Chuck Norris gives national attention to Todd's revisionist stories by including a few of them in his #14 New York Times best seller, "Black Belt Patriotism" (Regnery Publishing). Read a description of the book and get a FREE chapter by clicking HERE.

Black Belt Patriotism

Sept-Oct.2008 Chaplain Todd works in conjunction with Chuck Norris, various politicians and other historical activists in assuring brand new $621 million, 580,000-square-feet Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. contains proper Christian heritage representation for prospective 15,000 daily visitors.

April 2008
On April 1, 2008, Todd officially joins the Norris organization TopKick Productions.

Dec. 2007
Todd is offered position as chaplain of Chuck Norris enterprises and takes revisionist endeavors and watchdog approaches to a new national level.

Oct./Nov. 2007
Todd restores LAUS DEO ("Praise be to God") capstone replica display in Washington Monument. Todd writes Monticello and U.S. Supreme Court about their June 2007 encounters that perpetuate religious reductionism and revisionism among their tours. The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to respond.

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