America – “In God We Trust?” Or, “From God We Rush!”

     If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under – President Ronald Reagan.

If you are an invited guest at a house, you must try to please and not offend the Host. You’re in His house and that means that you must put up and abide by His rules, regs, and culture. You don’t go there and change His way of running His house. You are asking to be thrown out. Likewise, America is OUR HOUSE! We were founded on Judeo-Christian morals and principles! Everyone is welcome here as long as you don’t change the core beliefs that our country is founded on. You must put up with us in OUR HOUSE! If you don’t like it, then LEAVE! Just remember that because of the country’s foundation of Judeo-Christian beliefs, YOU ARE WELCOME AND FREE to come and practice whatever lifestyle you like and believe in so long as you don’t break established laws here.

Police Chaplains Told to Stop Invoking Jesus

By Todd Starnes – Fox News & Commentary

For the past seven years Pastor Terry Sartain has ministered to police officers and their families in Charlotte, N.C. Whenever the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept. invited him to deliver an invocation, he prayed in “the name of Jesus.” But not anymore. Volunteer chaplains in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept. will no longer be allowed to invoke the name of Jesus in prayers at public events held on government property. Major John Diggs, who oversees the chaplain program, told television station WSOC that the policy is a “matter of respecting that people may have different faiths and that it is not aimed at any one religion or denomination.” Sartain, the pastor of Horizon Christian Fellowship, told Fox News Radio he was scheduled to give an invocation at a promotion ceremony. Before the event, he received a telephone call from his superior major. “I was told chaplains can no longer invoke the name of Jesus on government property,” Sartain said. “(He said) if I could refrain from that during the invocation he would appreciate that.” Sartain said he was surprised by the telephone call. The pastor said he’s prayed “consistently” in the name of Jesus at past police department events without any issues. “I’m very sad about it,” he said. “I’m a pastor and Jesus is the only thing I have to offer to bless people – his life and his person.” “It brings about a very real concern about where we are heading as a nation,” he said. “I serve a God who loves people unconditionally, who died for their sins on the cross, who wants to reconcile himself to them and love them where they are at – and now I’m told I can’t bless people as a result of that.” The police department said he could still pray – just not to Jesus. So to whom was the Christian minister supposed to pray? “That was my question,” Sartain said. “If I’m going to pray – what should I pray?” He said the police department wanted him to deliver a “secular prayer.” “Even when I wasn’t a Christian – in my past – I didn’t even know what a secular prayer was,” he said. “Why even pray if it’s to the one who’s in the room? That could be anybody.” Sartain said the new policy has put him in a difficult spot. “You don’t want to compromise your faith,” he said. ‘At the same time you want to honor those who are in charge over you.” So Sartain asked the police department to withdraw his name from consideration for future public prayers. “I didn’t really need to do that as a chaplain,” he said of the public prayers. “I still wanted to have the influence with the police officers and their families.” At least some people in the Charlotte area support the decision to remove the “Jesus-centric” prayers. “It’s past time when they should’ve made a policy,” ACLU member Jim Gronquist told WSOC. “It’s improper to mix up religion with the function of state agents, and as long as they’re state agents, they should not be able to do that.” Sartain said it’s apparent that “Christians for the most part are targeted in these days that we exist in.” “As Christians in the United States of America – what we are saying as believers – is we want the same rights and privileges as everybody else,” he said. “Let the playing field remain level.”

Link To Article Below

This entry was posted in Country, General Religiousness. Bookmark the permalink.

50 Responses to America – “In God We Trust?” Or, “From God We Rush!”

  1. Knight4GFC says:

    GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY! I guess your fellow servicemen and servicewomen can be counted as family. BUT GOD FIRST ALWAYS! If it was me, there would be no compromising my faith. The Faith that this country stood on. I would pull out or consider praying to Jesus anyway thus inviting the boot out.

    • zmalfoy says:

      1) FYI: I fixed one word (a “your” that shoulda been “you’re”) and linked up the link for you. Those are the only things I touched in my edit, didn’t change anything else.

      2) OMG! They’re chaplains! Invoking Jesus or, depending on their affiliation, Elohim, Allah, Odin, Shiva, etc. . . it’s their job! It’s the whole point of their existance. . . So retarded. . .! >.<!

      3)" . . .chaplains can no longer invoke the name of Jesus on government property" . . .
      Ok, maybe due to my background, the first thing that came to mind is how possessed people cannot stand the name of Jesus. How hatred of Jesus and His Name is the number one sign of something wrong with a place or person. . . While I admit that being at a public function wherein Allah was invoked would irk me a bit, I wouldn't be too irked so long as everyone was playing by the same rules. So long as Jesus could also be invoked. Same rules for everyone, right?

    • zmalfoy says:

      4) Also, this ties into a book I’m reading right now called The Covenant. . .(Er, can’t remember the author at the moment)– about the Covenant established by the American Founding Fathers . . . an interesting book, and one I wish I’d grown up with . . .

  2. Volunteer chaplains in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept. will no longer be allowed to invoke the name of Jesus in prayers at public events held on government property.

    Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

    John 14:6

    Those who can’t handle the TRUTH,
    try to silence those who speak it.

  3. Volunteer chaplains in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept. will no longer be allowed to invoke the name of Jesus in prayers at public events held on government property.

    That is a violation of the chaplains’ God-given, First Amendment-protected, rights.

    Free exercise of religion means free exercise of religion on every square inch of U.S. soil. It is unconstitutional for the government to restrict religious liberty on government property.

  4. All of this is bigger than any one of us. At its core, it’s really a spiritual battle.

    The seeds of even the 1773 Tea Party were sown in the First Great Awakening.

    And one can’t fully appreciate this:

    In Congress, July 4, 1776

    … without understanding and appreciating this:

    In Congress, March 16, 1776

    Try telling this nation’s Founders that they could not invoke the name of Jesus Christ!

  5. I link this to provide potential resources to other brothers and sisters in arms…

  6. barnslayer says:

    Two ways to look at this. One is the “Don’t insult the poor innocent moslems” mentality. The other is the broader reaching “Good communists don’t believe in God” theme. I’m thinking it’s actually both. The liberal leadership using the first as a way of getting to the second. Those at the top realize the masses still cling to their Bibles.

  7. More Battle Hymn , Please
    Posted by Ann Barnhardt – February 2, AD 2011 4:00 PM MST

    Well, Egypt has fallen to the Muslim Brotherhood, along with Tunisia. The “Prime Ministers” of BOTH Jordan and Yemen have also capitulated. I’m hearing chatter of unrest fomenting in Libya, Morocco and Syria, and Lebanon fell a few weeks ago. Barry will pull us out of Iraq and Afghanistan before long, so those two will fall to the caliphate. Turkey is already in the process of islamicizing. The House of Saud could not withstand a full-on revolution, especially since Saudi Arabia is already a hotbed for exactly the people who are driving this movement. Pakistan is already there, as is Iran, obviously. The only pieces missing so far are the muslim-dominated former Soviet republics, Oman (just a matter of time) and, more ominously, the far-east muslim countries of Indonesia and Bangladesh. If Indonesia and Bangladesh go, look for hot war in the northern half of India. The caliphate is reforming before our very eyes. This is it.

    Given that, I think it is time for the Battle Hymn again. I got an email today from a reader who subscribes to a quasi-Christian uber-pacifist microsect telling me how truly awful the Battle Hymn is and how no one who actually READ THE LYRICS could possibly be a Christian. Ho-ho-ho. Dude, if you’re going to lob me a grapefruit, don’t cry when I jack it into the next time zone. Let’s look at the lyrics of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, in all of their splendor. Oh, and you might want to break out your Douay-Rheims Bible – or whatever reasonable translation you have handy. You’re gonna need it.

    Verse 1

    Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord:
    He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
    He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
    His truth is marching on.

    The imagery and phrases in verse 1 come from Revelation chapters 14 and 19. Here is Revelation 14:18-20:

    And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire; and he cried with a loud voice to him that had the sharp sickle, saying: Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vineyard of the earth; because the grapes thereof are ripe. And the angel thrust his sharp sickle into the earth, and gathered the vineyard of the earth, and cast it into the great press of the wrath of God: And the press was trodden without the city; and the blood came out of the press, up to the horses’ bridles, for a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

    In Revelation 19:11-16 all of the imagery in verse 1 of the Battle Hymn comes together in the description of Christ:

    And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and with justice doth He judge and fight. And His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many diadems, and He had a name written, which no man knoweth but Himself. And He was clothed with a garment sprinkled with blood; and His name is called, THE WORD OF GOD. And the armies that are in heaven followed Him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of His mouth proceeded a sharp two edged sword; that with it He may strike the nations. And He shall rule them with a rod of iron; and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty.

    Oh, but we’re just getting warmed up. Because the New Testament is hidden in the Old Testament, and the Old Testament is revealed in the New Testament, there is bound to be a parallel to all of this in the OT somewhere. Sure enough! It’s in Isaiah 63 which is a prophecy about Christ’s victory over His enemies:

    I have trodden the winepress alone, and of the Gentiles there is not a man with me: I have trampled on them in my indignation, and have trodden them down in my wrath, and their blood is sprinkled upon my garments, and I have stained all my apparel.

    The phrase “terrible swift sword” comes from Isaiah 27:1. This chapter deals with the punishment of the oppressors of God’s people and God’s favor to His Church:

    In that day the Lord with His hard, and great, and strong sword shall visit leviathan the bar serpent, and leviathan the crooked serpent, and shall slay the whale that is in the sea. In that day there shall be singing in the vineyard to pure wine.

    Verse 2

    I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps,
    They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
    I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps:
    His day is marching on.

    Verse 2 is beautiful poetry which contrasts the humility of men as compared to the awful majesty of God in Verse 1.Verse 3

    I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
    “As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal;
    Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,
    Since God is marching on.”

    There are two parts to this verse, the first part is largely mis-read, and the second part does contain an error. First:
    I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
    “As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal;

    The first line tells us that we are addressing Christian warfare – a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel. The second line tells us how we Christians MUST behave in times of war. “As ye deal with My contemners” means “The way you treat the people who despise Me . . . ” Do you have enough data to see that this is a reference to the Second Great Commandment to love others, even your enemy, as you love yourself? If there is any doubt, just look at the next phrase, “so with you My grace shall deal”. This is also the concept in the Lord’s Prayer which tells us that we will forgiven only in proportion to the extent that we forgive others: Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. This concept is EVERYWHERE in the Gospels. This verse is not bloodthirsty. To the contrary, it reminds us that war is necessary, but that we are to love our enemies and pray for them, their conversion, and God’s mercy upon them before, during and after battle. Sadly, many people lack reading comprehension sufficient to understand the words that are right in front of them and read this verse as “kill the enemies of Christ without mercy”. WRONG.

    The next two lines do indeed contain a mis-translation which was actually done intentionally by protestants. The scripture reference is the protoevangelum in Genesis 3:15. This was the first revelation of God to man of His plan for salvation immediately after the Fall:

    I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.

    In the Battle Hymn, the protestant mistranslation of Genesis 3:15 is used, which changes the feminine pronouns to masculine – crush the serpent with his heel. For some reason, protestants don’t like the fact that God asked Mary’s permission and consent to be the Mother of His Son. Because she said “yes” even though she was completely free to say “no”, she was the free co-operator with God in our salvation. Her “yes” crushed the head of the serpent and untied the knot that Eve tied around humanity. This imagery is repeated in Revelation chapter 12. So, yes. Little error there in the Battle Hymn, but we can self-correct that.

    Verse 4

    He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
    He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat:
    Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!
    Our God is marching on.

    Verse 4 comes from 2 Corinthians 5:10:

    For we must all be manifested before the judgement seat of Christ, that everyone may receive the proper things of the body, according as he hath done, whether it be good or evil.

    Verse 5 is my favorite, and self-explanatory:

    In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
    With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
    As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
    While God is marching on.

    The only reference that may be confusing is to Christ being born “in the beauty of the lillies”. This doesn’t mean that He was born in a patch of lillies, but that he was born in beauty LIKE the lillies. Lillies were a symbol of purity, virtue, innocence and HOPE in ancient times, even before Christ. So, yes, Christ was definitely born “in the beauty of the lillies” even though He was born in a stable.

    Verse 6

    He is coming like the glory of the morning on the wave,
    He is Wisdom to the mighty, He is Succour to the brave,
    So the world shall be His footstool, and the soul of Time His slave,
    Our God is marching on.

    The word “succour” means a person or thing who gives help or assistance in a time of trial or difficulty. So yes, Christ is definitely “succour to the brave”. There are several references to the world being made the footstool of Christ. Two of these are: Isaiah 66:1

    Thus saith the Lord: Heaven is my throne, and the earth my footstool.

    And Matthew 5:34-35

    But I say to you not to swear at all, neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God: nor by the earth, for it is His footstool.

    So, yeah. To claim that the Battle Hymn of the Republic is a non-Christian concoction of violence is just plain dumb. Every verse is lifted from scripture almost word for word. If you don’t like this, you need not take it up with me because it has absolutely NOTHING to do with me. I didn’t write scripture. I didn’t put in all of those countless references to war, battle, fighting, swords, bloodshed, armies or any of the rest of it. That was all put there by God Almighty, who is the ultimate author of ALL SCRIPTURE. And do you know why He put it in there? Because war is real. War is a fact of human existence. Just because YOU have never personally experienced it (yet), doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist, or is merely the fantastical construct of a violent mind. Frankly, I’d find the Bible to be extremely suspect if it DIDN’T contain copious references to war. If it was all gumdrops and lollipops and fluffy kittens it wouldn’t have any connection to reality, and thus wouldn’t have any application in our lives. In short, it wouldn’t be real. But it IS real. And because war is part of the reality of human existence, both spiritually and physically, there must be war in the Bible. It seems to me that if there wasn’t war in the Bible, then almost every man who ever had to suffer and experience the horrors of war would lose his faith. But many fighting men actually find God as a direct result of their time in combat, and the consolation they receive by reading scripture and knowing that God is with them on the battlefield.

    I think that Jesus is fixing to ask many of us to go places that we don’t want to go and do things that we don’t want to do, including fight and die in Holy War. If your conception of a “loving God” is one who never asks anything of you, but only gives you what you want, then you need to grow the hell up. And when you have done that, feel free to come find the rest of us and join us on the line. You will be most welcome.

    • There’s a reason why this is the Battle Hymn of our Republic

    • Whitney’s rendition, with a sing-along by members of our Armed Forces in the audience… Awesome!

    • barnslayer says:

      As I recently theorized, there is a strong possibility that Saudi Arabia has nothing to worry about. They may be the puppet master of the moslem brutha-hood. What better way to consolidate ones empire than under the guise of enlightened freedom rebellions?
      The brutha-hood acts in a tell tale corporate manner. The Saudis are very comfortable players in the business world. Yet Saudi Arabia remains firm in it’s adherence to sharia law. All 9-11 terrorists came from there but Saudi Arabia was not targeted or blamed. Instead we have been led on a wild goose chase after the nationless “extremists”. We were played! We (our leadership) fell for it and only a scarce few will speak of it. Allen West has not been fooled.
      This video is a MUST SEE…

      • That video is one of my favorites. Lieutenant Colonel Allen West gets it. This has been going on for centuries.

        When Did Unprovoked Muslim Terrorism Against the U.S.A. Begin?

      • WTH is so hard to understand about this and Col. West’s statement. I will tell you the way it is IMNSHO. Because if you except what the Col. is saying here then you have to call it for what it is, EVIL. Then if you get past that step, in calling it Evil, then you will have to move to the next step and defing what is Evil. In defining what is Evil you will have to start making choices in your lives that the majority of us don’t want to make. Choices that are not gray and become black and white. We don’t like black and white choices. We like our “gray” area as it gives us all excuses to continue to live sinful lives and not hold ourselves ACCOUNTABLE, which BTW we are whether we like it or not. Red pill, Blue pill. It is your choice Right? And just in case you think I am being all rightious here, I will be the first to acknowledge that I am a sinful man. I too give myself excuses for doing the things that I dhouldn’t be doing and trying to cover the conscience with a little gray. But I do know better and I must continue to do battle with the forces of Evil. Knowing evil is only half the battle, you still gotta fight it to win! And surounding yourselves with like minded people helps. Unity is what is needed in any war. Unity in Faith.

    • Knight4GFC says:

      I sooooo LIKE THIS!!! I love singing this song. 🙂

    • 🙂 Thank you for comment RP. Now if only we had more voices singing that!

  8. freedom1781 says:

    Wow. This story really bothers me. I grew up near Charlotte and have a lot of family that still live there. I also have some family members and friends who work in public safety but not with Char-Meck. In my hometown, prayers were always said not only by the police chaplain but also by firefighters and EMTs. Always. Even silent prayers. You could drive by an accident or a fire and see people with their heads bowed.

  9. And performed in Russia, this is how we win the ongoing war with the atheist communist and the Jihadist Muslims … which in reality is a spiritual battle.

    1. Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:37-39 (in Context) Acts 2 (Whole Chapter)
    2. Acts 3:6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” Acts 3:5-7 (in Context) Acts 3 (Whole Chapter)
    3. Acts 4:10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. Acts 4:9-11 (in Context) Acts 4 (Whole Chapter)
    4. Acts 4:13 [ The Name of Jesus Forbidden ] Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:12-14 (in Context) Acts 4 (Whole Chapter)
    5. Acts 4:18 So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. Acts 4:17-19 (in Context) Acts 4 (Whole Chapter)
    6. Acts 5:40 And they agreed with him, and when they had called for the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. Acts 5:39-41 (in Context) Acts 5 (Whole Chapter)
    7. Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized. Acts 8:11-13 (in Context) Acts 8 (Whole Chapter)
    8. Acts 9:27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. And he declared to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. Acts 9:26-28 (in Context) Acts 9 (Whole Chapter)
    9. Acts 16:18 And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And he came out that very hour. Acts 16:17-19 (in Context) Acts 16 (Whole Chapter)
    10. Acts 26:9 “Indeed, I myself thought I must do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. Acts 26:8-10 (in Context) Acts 26 (Whole Chapter)
    11. 1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 1 (Whole Chapter)
    12. Philippians 2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, Philippians 2:9-11 (in Context) Philippians 2 (Whole Chapter)
  10. Our government is now acting like the government in Acts 4, and it is time for modern-day men of God to speak to our leaders the way Peter and John spoke to the Sanhedrin.

  11. “As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free”

    Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

    John 15:13 (NKJV)

    But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

    Romans 5:8-11 (NKJV)

    But even more important than his death is his resurrection…

    And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.

    But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.

    1 Corinthians 15:17-26 (NKJV)

    If Christ is not risen, then our faith is futile and we are of all men the most pitiable.

    But He is risen!
    Jesus Christ is alive!
    My Redeemer lives!

    What is something worth?
    It’s worth whatever someone else is willing to pay for it.

    What are you worth?
    You are worth the price that was paid for you.

    What price was paid for you?

    You were bought at a price… the blood of Jesus Christ:

    Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

    Acts 20:28 (NKJV)

    What is the value of Jesus’ blood? It’s pricesless.

    So let’s recap…

    What is something worth?
    It’s worth whatever someone else is willing to pay for it.
    What are you worth?
    You are worth the price that was paid for you.
    What price was paid for you?
    The blood of Jesus.
    What is the blood of Jesus worth?
    The blood of Jesus is priceless.
    So, what are you worth?

    You are … priceless!

    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

    John 3:16-17 (NKJV)

  12. America – “In God We Trust?” Or, “From God We Rush!”

    Trust in riches? NO!

    Trust in the LORD? YES!

    That is why our money has “In God We Trust” printed on it.

    And it’s not just on our money…
    In God We Trust” is our National Motto.

    The chapel in the United States Capitol Building contains a stained glass window showing one of many Bible verses behind the National Motto (“In God We Trust”) of our nation, a nation which the stained glass window calls “This Nation Under God“.

    (For more, see:
    God, Moses, Crosses and the Bible in Our Capitol Building)

    • Knight4GFC says:

      “In God We Trust is our National Motto”. We must keep it our Motto. The more they take God out of the picture, the further south we go.

      • Indeed.

        “If we don’t have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

        Who said that?
        Was it some “Tea Party Extremist”?
        Was it someone from the “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy?”
        Who said that?
        See my 1:46 pm comment below…

  13. George Washington said:

    Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labour to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men & citizens.

    President George Washington

    Religion and morality are indispensable supports to political prosperity.

    President Harry Truman would say that the sooner that religion is taken out of our schools and our politics… the faster we end up with a totalitarian government.

    The most important business in this Nation–or any other nation, for that matter-is raising and training children. If those children have the proper environment at home, and educationally, very, very few of them ever turn out wrong. I don’t think we put enough stress on the necessity of implanting in the child’s mind the moral code under which we live.

    The fundamental basis of this Nation’s law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings which we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul. I don’t think we emphasize 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 rights for anybody except the state.

    President Harry S. Truman

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s