Patriot Minute – 3/8/14: 60 seconds of meditating, re-evaluating, & re-affirming

WE THE PEOPLE SUBDUED BLUELet 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)

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Patriot Minute – 12/11/13: 60 seconds of meditating, re-evaluation, & re-affirming

DOUGHBOY, LITTLE BOYFREEDOM

The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.”
— Thomas Jefferson

“Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.”
— Ronald Reagan

“Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and freedom of person under the protection of the habeas corpus, these are the principles that guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation.”
— Thomas Jefferson

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me: give me liberty or give me death.”
— Patrick Henry

“Posterity – you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.”
— John Quincy Adams

“Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet anchor of your liberties; write its precepts on your heart and practice them in your lives. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for the progress made, and to this we must look as our guide in the future.”
— Ulysses S. Grant

“We know what works: Freedom works. We know what’s right: Freedom is right.”
— George Bush

“God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.”
— Daniel Webster

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The Patriot Minute: 60 Seconds of meditating, re-evaluating, and re-affirming

BIBLE 2 -- BLUE - brighterWhat place do God and His Word have in the government of the United States?

GEORGE WASHINGTON:
It is impossible rightly to govern the world without God and the Bible.”

THOMAS JEFFERSON:
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights ….”

BILL OF RIGHTS:
Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ….”

ANDREW JACKSON:
The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests.”

WILLIAM MCKINLEY:
The more profoundly we study this wonderful Book and the more closely we observe its Divine precepts, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be the destiny of our nation.”

CALVIN COOLIDGE:
The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.”

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