Let it be remembered that the majority of this nation’s Presidents, in times of peace and times of war, have recognized and acknowledged both a personal and a national dependence upon the God of the Christian religion in order to survive and prosper as a nation. Our current President would do well to learn from them and follow in their footsteps. And we, as a people, would do well to hold him accountable to do so.
“America seeks no earthly empire built on blood and force. No ambition, no temptation, lures her to thought of foreign dominions. The legions which she sends forth are armed, not with the sword, but with the cross. The higher state to which she seeks the allegiance of all mankind is not of human, but of Divine origin. She cherishes no purpose save to merit the favor of Almighty God.” (Calvin Coolidge)
“Before all else, we seek, upon our common labor as a nation, the blessings of Almighty God.” (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
“Above all, I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid.” (Grover Cleveland)
“I deem the present occasion sufficiently important and solemn to justify me in expressing to my fellow-citizens a profound reverence for the Christian religion and a thorough conviction that sound morals, religious liberty, and a just sense of religious responsibility are essentially connected with all true and lasting happiness. (William Henry Harrison)
“Let not the foundation of our hope rest upon man’s wisdom … . It must be felt that there is no national security but in the nation’s humble, acknowledged dependence upon God and His over-ruling providence.” (Franklin Pierce)