Here are just a few quotes that I found very interesting in reading over some of what our Founding Father’s had to say on various items:
Patrick Henry states in his May 1765 speech to the House of Burgesses:
“It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.“
Benjamin Franklin at the Constitutional Convention of 1787:
â€œGod governs in the affairs of man. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this. I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babelâ€
Thomas Jefferson and excerpts of this are inscribed on the walls of the Jefferson Memorial:
â€œGod who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever.â€
And nobody better ever suggest defacing the Jefferson Memorial to remove them!
I am not one to push my, or anyone else’s religion down anyone’s throat, but these are historical facts and things that were stressed by our founding fathers. Facts are facts, and history is history…and can not be rewritten to suit someone who would prefer it be different.
As I have stated, I am neither an extreme liberal or an ultra conservative … in fact, I am a registered Democrat … but I can not stand by without saying something when our very foundations are being ripped out from under us in this country … by both extremes.