GOD AND OUR CONSTITUTION ...
If you don't have the facts that our country and constitution was formed on the belief of a creator and divine providence .... then all you have is an opinion.
Fact: And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.
Thomas Jefferson, US President
Declaration of Independence, Jul 4, 1776
Fact: God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Daniel Webster, American Orator, lawyer, and statesman.
Remarks in the Senate, Jun 3, 1834. The Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster, 1903, vol. 7, p. 47
Fact: We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitutuion was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
John Adams, US President.
To the Officers of the 1st Brigade of the 3rd Divsion of the Massachusets Militia, Oct 11, 1798. Adams Papers (microfilm), reel 119, Library of Congress
Fact: For my own part, I sincerely esteem it [the Constitution] a system which without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests.
Alexander Hamilton, member of the Constinental Congress
1st Secretary of the Treasury 1787, after the Constitutional Convention
Fact: The Founding Fathers derived their principles of limited government from a belief in natural law, that is, the concept that our Creator had ordained a framework for society giving great importance to individual freedom, expression, and responsibility. They held that each person had certain natural rights bestowed on him by God.
Ronald Reagan, US President
Proclamation 5003 - Bill or Rights Day, Human Rights Day and Week, Dec 10, 1982.
Fact: We have reason to rejoice in the prospect that the present national Government, which by the favor of Divine Providence, was formed by the common counsels and peaceably establishe with the common consent of the People, will prove a blessing to every denomination of them.
George Washington, 1st US President.
To the Religious Society Called Quakers Sept 1789. Washington Papers, Liberary of Congress.
Fact: The Constitution is the supreme law of our land and it governs our actions as citizens. Only the laws of God, which govern our consciences, are superior to it.
Gerald Ford, US President
Remarks on signing a proclamation granting pardon to Richard Nixon, Sep 8, 1974
Fact: The fundamental basis of this nation's law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of or Bill or Rights comes from the teaching we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, for Isaiah and St. Paul. I dont think we emphazie that enough these days. If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in the right of anybody except the state.
Harry Truman, US President
Address before the attorney general's conference on law enforcement problems, Feb. 15, 1950.
Fact: The real fire within the builders of America was faith - faith in a Provident God whose hand supported and guided them: faith in themselves as the children of God ... faith in their country and its principles that proclaimed man's right to freedom and justice.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, US President
Abilene homecoming, Jun 4, 1952
The guiding principle and prayer of this Nation has been, is now, and shall ever be "In God We Trust."
~ John F. Kennedy, US President
Remarks at the dedication breakfast of International Christian Leadership, Inc. February 9, 1961
Fact: Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.
James Madison, US President
Fact: Life is a pilgrimage of learning, a voyage of discovery, in which our mistaken views are corrected, our distorted notions adjusted, our shallow opinions deepened and some of our vast ignorances diminished.
The Reverend John Stott
One of the most influential Anglican clergymen of the 20th century; In 2005 Time magazine declared him to be one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
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