Nothing compares to starting out the United States of America’s birthday with listening to patriotic music and reading “In God We Trust,” a full-page, paid message in the Camera.
Thank you, Hobby Lobby. You’ve reminded us of our nation’s Christian roots with quotes from former U.S. presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court justices, Congress, historic student guidelines at Harvard and Yale, Supreme Court rulings and observations by foreigners.
I readily agree with George Washington, the first U.S. president, Commander-in-Chief in the American Revolution and signer of the Constitution.
Washington said, “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”
We cannot choose for other countries, but we can take to heart Washington’s words and can put them into practice. We need God’s help against our enemies within and without our borders. The goodness of the people is the nation’s strength, even above that provided by the Constitution.
John Adams, the second U.S. president, signer of The Declaration of Independence and one of two signers of The Bill of Rights, observed the same and said: “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
President Barack Obama’s statement about religion in our country was not included in Hobby Lobby’s message. It is understandable since his message to the people has not been one urging trust in God.
The Pew Forum on Religious & Public Life’s U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, clearly shows Christianity is dominant in our country. Despite the numerous religions represented in the U.S., we are a Christian nation and founded on Judeo-Christian values and beliefs.
Obama is right that numerous other religions exist in the U.S. and that all citizens regardless of religion must work together to fix problems our country faces. Nevertheless, Obama went too far to exclaim in Turkey the U.S. is not a Christian nation.
I appreciate, U.S. Congressman J. Randy Forbes, for his response. Instead of quoting him, I thought it better you see his passionate response for yourselves in this YouTube video:
Happy Birthday, America! Keep on going. Trust in and obey God!