One of the Left’s current attempts to further divide the people of the United States of America is to proclaim there is a growing and dangerous movement in this country wherein people believe the U.S. was founded as a Christian nation and our populace must return to those roots. Additionally these sowers of division assert such a belief is associated with White supremacy and intolerance of any other religion besides Christianity.
Here’s the truth: While perhaps not an inscribed as “Christian Nation” in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution, America was most definitely founded on Christian principals. The current claims by the Left of growing White supremacy is a manifestation of the Critical Race Theory propaganda model.
A wonderfully powerful collection of statements from our founders (posted by Randy Alcorn) illustrates how they believed that America most definitely was secured by Christian roots.
- The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: that it connected in one indissoluble bond civil government with the principles of Christianity. John Quincy Adams
- The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. Noah Webster
- We have staked the future of government not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions on the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the ten commandments of God. James Madison (primary architect of the Constitution)
- I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: “that God 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? Ben Franklin
- I therefore beg leave to move that, henceforth, prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven and its blessing on our deliberation be held in this assembly every morning before we proceed to business. Benjamin Franklin, at the Constitutional Convention
- No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency . . . We ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained. George Washington, Inaugural Address. (Historical note to above: Washington added the pledge, “So help me God,” to his inaugural oath. He then kissed the Bible to affirm his submission to the King of Kings.)
- The Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man . . . But for it we could not know right from wrong. Abraham Lincoln
- The Bible is the rock on which our Republic rests. Andrew Jackson
- Hold fast to the Bible as the sheetanchor of your liberties; write its precepts in your hearts and practice them in your lives. To the influence of this book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future. Ulysses S. Grant
And here’s one more, from the Delaware Constitution. It’s interesting to note that the Constitution of nearly every state begins by giving Glory to God.
- Everyone serving in public office must affirm this statement: “I do profess faith in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ His only Son, and in the Holy Ghost, one God, blessed forever more, and I do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration.” Delaware Constitution