At the foundation of the successful American revolution is also
    found the reason for our nation's "In God We Trust" National Motto.
    The reason the American revolution succeeded against great odds
    and will continue to be successful, even against seemingly great
    odds, is because of people of faith who put their trust in God.

    (Old Testament | 2 Chronicles 32:7 - 8)
    7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the
    multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:
    8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles.

    (Old Testament | Psalms 62:10 - 12)
    10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your
    heart upon them.
    11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.
    12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his

    (Old Testament | Psalms 146:2 - 3)
    2 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
    3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

    (Old Testament | Proverbs 29:25)
    25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

    (Old Testament | Proverbs 30:4 - 5)
    4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended?  who hath gathered the wind in his fists?  
    who hath bound the waters in a garment?  who hath established all the ends of the earth?  what
    is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?
    5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

    (Old Testament | Isaiah 50:10)
    10 ¶ Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that
    walketh in darkness, and hath no light?  let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his

    (Old Testament | Isaiah 57:13)
    13 ¶ When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away;
    vanity shall take them: but he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall
    inherit my holy mountain;

    (New Testament | 1 Timothy 4:9 - 10)
    9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
    10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is
    the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

    America's Great Heritage Created Through The Works
    and Words Of Patriots

    1787, June 27 - Benjamin Franklin to the delegates at the
                              Constitutional Convention:

         “In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were
    sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for divine
    protection. Our prayers, sir, were heard; and they were graciously

         “All of us who were engaged in this struggle must have observed
    frequent instances of a superintending Providence in our favor. To that
    kind Providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace
    on the means of establishing our future national  felicity. And have we
    now forgotten that powerful Friend? Or do we imagine that we no
    longer need His assistance?”

         “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
    men; 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, sir, in sacred writings, that except the Lord
    build the house they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this; and I
    also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this
    political building no better than the builders of Babel.”

    1788, May 28 - George Washington to the Marquis de

         “The plot thickens fast. A few short weeks will determine the
    political fate of America for the present generation and probably
    produce no small influence on the happiness of society through a long
    succession of ages to come. Should every thing proceed with harmony
    and consent according to our actual wishes and expectations; I will
    confess to you sincerely, my dear Marquis; it will  be so much beyond
    any thing we had a right to imagine or expect eighteen months ago,
    that it will demonstrate as visibly the finger of Providence, as any
    possible event in the course of human affairs can ever designate it.”

    1796, September 17 - George Washington in his farewell

         “The -- Constitution -- ‘till changed --,’ is sacredly obligatory upon  
    all -- But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one
    instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by
    which free governments are destroyed. --”

    1838, January 27 - Abraham Lincoln in his address in part
                                    at the Young Men’s Lyceum in
                                    Springfield, Illinois:

         "--At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what
    means shall we fortify against it?-- Shall we expect some transatlantic
    military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!--All the
    armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the
    earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a
    commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a
    track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years."

           "At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I
    answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot
    come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its
    author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all
    time, or die by suicide."

           “I know the American People are much attached to their
    Government; - I know they would suffer much for its sake; - I know they
    would endure evils long and patiently, before they would ever think of
    exchanging it for another. Yet, notwithstanding all this, if the laws be
    continually despised and disregarded, if their rights to be secure in
    their persons and property, are held by no better tenure than the
    caprice of a mob, the alienation of their affections from the Government
    is the natural consequence; and to that, sooner or later, it must come."

         “Here then, is one point at which danger may be expected.”

         “The question recurs, ”how shall we fortify against it?" The answer
    is simple. Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher
    to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate
    in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate
    their violation by others. As the patriots of seventy- six did to the
    support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the
    Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property,
    and his sacred honor;- let every man remember that to violate the law,
    is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the character of his
    own, and his children’s liberty. Let reverence for the laws, be breathed
    by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap -
    let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be
    written in Primers,  spelling books, and in Almanacs; - let it be preached
    from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of
    justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation;  
    and let the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the
    gay, of all sexes and tongues, and colors and conditions, sacrifice
    unceasingly upon its altars."

         “While ever a state of feeling, such as this, shall universally, or even,
    very generally prevail throughout the nation, vain will be every  effort,
    and fruitless every attempt, to subvert our national freedom.”

    1863, November 19 - Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg

         “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this
    continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the
    proposition that all men are created equal.

         “Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that
    nation, or any nation, so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure.

         “. . . It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task
    remaining before us . . . that we here highly resolve that these dead
    shall not have died in vain. . . and that government of the people, by the
    people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.”

    1961, January 17 - President Eisenhower in his farewell

         “In the councils of government, we must guard against the
    acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by
    the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of
    misplaced power exists and will persist.”

          “We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our
    liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted.
    Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper
    meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with
    our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may
    prosper together.”

          “The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal
    employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever
    present - and is gravely to be regarded.”

          “Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we
    should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that
    public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-
    technological elite..”

    1961, January 20 - President Kennedy Inaugural Address:

          “Vice President Johnson, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, President
    Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, reverend clergy,
    fellow citizens, we observe today not a victory of party, but a
    celebration of freedom - symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning -
    signifying renewal, as well as change. For I have sworn before you and
    Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a
    century and three quarters ago.”

          “The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands
    the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms  of
    human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our
    forebears fought are still at issue around the globe-the belief that the
    rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the
    hand of God.”

          “We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first
    revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and
    foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of
    Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a
    hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage - and unwilling to
    witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this
    Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed
    today at home and around the world. . . ”

          “. . . In the long history of the world, only a few generations have
    been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum
    danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it. I do not  
    believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or
    any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we
    bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it - and
    the glow from that fire can truly light the world. . . ”

    1961, April 27 - President Kennedy in his “President and
                              the Press” speech:

          “The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society;
    and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret
    societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings. We decided long
    ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of
    pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.
    Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed
    society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little
    value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not
    survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need
    for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand
    its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.
    That I do not intend to permit. . . .”
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The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me.
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
While God is marching on.


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