In God We Trust

Billed as a seminar on the Constitution, "The Making of America" is more a churchy patriotic meeting than a scholarly dissertation. Sessions open with a presentation of military colors, followed by soloists belting out The Battle Hymn of the Republic and audiences singing God Bless America. When W. Cleon Skousen, 74, steps onto the podium, he preaches that the authors of the Constitution intended the U.S. to be governed as a Christian republic "under the law of God." As he explained to a rapt gathering of 800 in Anchorage two weeks ago, "The Founding Fathers wanted to separate church and state...