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FOUNDING FATHER’S QUOTES

February 18th, 2010

Here are some interesting quotes of a few Founding Fathers of the United States:

“We have no government armed in power capable of contending in human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”

John Adams, 2nd President of the United States
1798, Address to the militia of Massachusetts

“I have lived, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”

Benjamin Franklin
July 28, 1787, Address at the Constitutional Convention

“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”

John Jay, 1st Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
Feb. 28, 1797, Letter to clergyman Jedidiah Morse

“The laws of nature are the laws of God, whose authority can be superseded by no power on earth.”

George Mason, Delegate to the Constitutional Convention
and called the ‘father’ of the U.S. Bill of Rights
1772, Robin v. Hardaway,
General Court of Virginia

Source: http://undergod.procon.org/viewresource.asp?resourceID=000070

America’s Christian History: Fact or Fiction

December 16th, 2009

“I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the Savior have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses… Whether we look to the first charter of Virginia… or to the Charter of New England… or to the charter of Massachusetts Bay… or to the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut…the same objective is present: A Christian land governed by Christian principles…
I believe the entire Bill of Rights came into being because of the knowledge our forefathers had of the Bible and their belief in it: freedom of belief, of expression, of assembly, of petition, the dignity of the individual, the sanctity of the home, equal justice under law, and the reservation of powers to the people…
I like to believe we are living today in the spirit of the Christian religion. I like also to believe that as long as we do so, no great harm can come to our country.”

Former Chief Justice Earl Warren
addressing the annual prayer breakfast
of the International Council of
Christian Leadership, 1954

Source: Quoted in Jim Nelson Black, “When Nations Die: Ten Warning Signs of a Culture in Crises” (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1994) Page 253