Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD. Blessed are the people he has chosen as his own.
Samuel Adams – Signer of the Declaration of Independence
We have this day [Fourth of July] restored the Sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in Heaven, and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His Kingdom come.
– Samuel Adams
“In God We Trust” is the official motto of the United States. It was adopted as the nation’s motto in 1956 as an alternative or replacement to the unofficial motto of E pluribus unum, which was adopted when the Great Seal of the United States was created and adopted in 1782.
John Adams –President of the United States of America, First Vice President, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Signer of the Bill of Rights, and Signer of First Amendment
As the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and the blessing of Almighty God, and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an indispensable duty which the people owe to Him.
– John Adams
John Jay – First Chief-Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is their duty – as well as privilege and interest – of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers. – John Jay
John Hancock – Signer of the Declaration of Independence
…that all may bow to the scepter of our Lord Jesus Christ and that the whole Earth may be filled with his glory.
– John Hancock, as Governor of Massachusetts 1791
Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Let the children…be carefully instructed in the principles and obligations of the Christian religion. This is the most essential part of education.
– Benjamin Rush
John Dickinson – Signer Constitution of the USA, Continental Congress
“The rights essential to happiness. . . . We claim them from a higher source — from the King of kings and Lord of all the earth.”
– John Dickinson
“Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.”
– Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson – President
God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.
– Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Memorial
Daniel Webster – Early American Politician
Education is useless without the Bible.
– Daniel Webster
Noah Webster – “Schoolmaster of the Republic”
Education is useless without the Bible. The Bible was America’s basic text-book in all fields. God’s Word, contained in the Bible, has furnished all necessary rules to direct our conduct.
– Noah Webster
Joseph Story – Supreme Court Justice
“I verily believe Christianity necessary to the support of civil society. One of the beautiful boasts of our municipal jurisprudence is that Christianity is a part of the Common Law … There never has been a period in which the Common Law did not recognize Christianity as lying its foundations.”
– Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, Harvard Speech, 1829
United States of America National Anthem – Francis Scott Key
“And this be our motto, ‘In God is our trust’”
– USA National Anthem, Third Verse
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