I've heard this from many sources, mainly conservative commentators like Rush and Glenn Beck. In fact, it was listening to Beck this morning that got me interested. He claims that the Founding Fathers used Judeo-Christian principles as the blueprint for the framing of the Constitution and had a guest who I guess is an expert on this subject back him up. I am not convinced because the main FF like Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin and the very influential Thomas Paine were Deist at best. IMO, the framers were more influenced by English common law tradition and by the Enlightenment. Getting back to Beck. He goes on to claim that the US is a Christian nation and that the FF intended this to be so. Is Beck off base here or right on?