Was “The Original Intent”
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Whose Divine Hand Was behind the Establishment of the United States of America and our Founding Documents.
"God who gave us life gave us liberty.” “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 the gift of 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: that his justice cannot sleep for ever.”
— Thomas Jefferson
“The Supreme Governor of the World rewards or punishes nations and civil communities only in this life…. Political bodies are but the creatures of time. They have no existence as such but in the present State; consequently, are incapable of punishments or rewards in a future. We can conceive no way in which the Divine Being shall therefore manifest the purity of His nature. ... toward such societies but by rewarding or punishing them here, according to their public conduct.”
— Chandler Robbins Sermon before John Hancock and the Massachusetts Legislature in 1791