President's Day and what They had to say...
"Righteousness exalts a nation. But Sin is a reproach to any people." Proverbs 14:34
“The establishment of Civil and Religious Liberty was the Motive which induced me . . .” — George Washington, 1783
“Nothing is to be more dreaded than the national government meddling with religion.” — John Adams, 1812
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with unalienable Rights…” — Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence (principal writer), 1776
"The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or in any pretext infringed.” — James Madison, 1789
“He, from Whom all blessings flow, must not be forgotten. A call for a national thanksgiving is being prepared, and will be duly promulgated.” — Abraham Lincoln, 1865
“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant, and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.” — Ronald Reagan, 1983
“Let us instead respect one another’s faiths, fight to the death to preserve the right of every American to practice whatever convictions he or she has.” — Bill Clinton, 1993
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage! Psalms 33:12
And another quote for our time referring to the political reality we are in.
“If the political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower, speech, March 6, 1956.