Quotes First-Second-Third Peril

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Washington's Vision - Washington Prophecy

Quotes First-Second-Third Peril

Washington’s Vision made national prominence when it was published in the National Review, Vol. 4, No. 12, December 1880 and Stars and Stripes, December 21, 1950. Boston historian, J. L. Bell found an earlier publication in the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 24, 1861 and Pittsfield Gazette December 1861. Below is the text of Washington’s Vision, by Wesley Bradshaw, published by Alexander & Company, 1864. Quotes listed are related to the time period of First, Second, and Third Peril.

“Son of the Republic, the end of a century cometh; look and learn.”

Washington's Vision - The Washington Prophecy for the United States

The last time I ever saw Anthony Sherman was on July 4, 1859, in Independence Square. He was then ninety-nine, and becoming very feeble; but though so old, his dimming eyes rekindled as he gazed upon Independence Hall, which he said he had come to gaze upon once more before he was gathered home.
“What time is it?” said he, raising his trembling eyes to the clock in the steeple, and endeavouring to shade the former with a shaking hand; “what time is it? I can’t see so well now as I used to.”

“Half past three.”

“Come, then,” he continued, “let us go into the Hall—I want to tell you an incident of Washington’s life, one which no one alive knows of except myself; and if you live, you will before long, see it verified. Mark me, I am not superstitious; but you will see it verified.”


Reaching the visitors’ room, in which the sacred relics of our early days are preserved, we sat down upon one of the old-fashioned wooden benches, and my venerable companion related to be following singular narrative, which, from the peculiarity of our national affairs at the present times, I have been induced to give to the world. I give it as nearly possible in his own words.

 

When the bold actions of our Congress, in asserting independence of the colonies, became know to the old world, we were laughed and scoffed at as silly, presumptuous rebels, whom British grenadiers would very soon tame into submission; but undauntedly we prepared to make good what we had said. The keen encounter came, and the world knows the results. It is easy and pleasant for those of the present generation to talk and write of the days of Seventy-Six, but they little know, neither can they imagine, the trials and sufferings of those fearful days. And there is one thing that I much fear, and that is, that the American people do not properly appreciate the boon of freedom. Party spirit is yearly becoming stronger and stronger, and, without it is checked, will, at no distant day, undermine and tumble into ruins the noble structure of the Republic. But let me hasten to my narrative.

From the opening of the Revolution, we experienced all phase of fortune—now good, and now ill, one time victorious, and another conquered. The darkest period we had, however, was I think, when Washington, after several reverses, retreated to Valley Forge, where he resolved to pass the winter of ‘77. Ah! I have often seen the tears coursing down our dear old commander’s care-warn cheeks, as he would be conversing with a confidential officer about the condition of his poor soldiers. You have doubtless heard the story of Washington going to the thicket to pray in secret, well, it is not only true, but he used to pray in secret, for aid and comfort from that God, the interposition of whose divine providence alone brought us safely through those dark days of tribulation.
One day—I remember it well—the chilly wind whistled and howled through the leafless trees, though the sky was cloudless, and the sun shining brightly, he remained in his quarters nearly the whole afternoon alone. When he came out, I noticed that his face was a shade paler than his usual, and that there seemed to be something upon his mind of more than ordinary importance. Returning just after dusk, he dispatched an orderly to the quarters of the officer I mentioned, who was presently in attendance. After a preliminary conversation, which lasted some half an hour, Washington, gazing upon his companion with a strange look of dignity which he alone could command, said the latter:

I do not know whether it was owing to the anxiety of my mind, or what, but this afternoon, as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something in the apartment seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld exactly standing to opposite me, a singularly beautiful female [Virgin Mary]. So astonished was I—for I had given strict orders not to be disturbed—that it was some moments before I found language to inquire the cause of her presence. A second, third and even a fourth time did I repeat the question, but received no other answer from my mysterious visitor than a slight raising of her eyes. By this time I felt strange sensations spreading throughout me. I would have risen, but the riveted gaze of the being before me rendered volition impossible. I essayed once more to address her, but my tongue had become powerless. Even thought itself presently became paralyzed. A new influence, mysterious, potent, irresistible, took possession of me. All I could do was gaze, gaze steadily, vacantly at my unknown visitant. Gradually the surrounding atmosphere seemed as though become filled with sensations, and luminous. Everything about me seemed to rarify—the mysterious visitor herself becoming more airy, and yet more distinct to my sight than before. I now began to feel as one dying, or, rather to experience the sensations which I have sometimes imagined accompany dissolution. I did not think, I did not reason, I did not move; all were alike impossible. I was only conscious of gazing fixedly, vacantly, at my companion.
Presently I heard a voice saying, “Son of the Republic, look and learn,” while at the same time my visitor extended her arm and fore-finger eastwardly. I now beheld a heavy, white vapor at some distance, rising, fold upon fold. This gradually disappeared, and I looked upon a strange scene. Before me lay spread out in one vast plain all the countries of the world, Europe, Asia, Africa and America. I saw rolling and tossing between Europe and America the billows of the Atlantic, and between Asia and America lay the Pacific.


The First Peril, The American Revolution, 1775-1783:


“Son of the Republic,” said the same mysterious voice, as before, “look and learn.”

At that moment I beheld a dark, shadowy being, like an angel, standing, or rather floating in mid-air, between Europe and America. Dipping water out of the ocean in the hollow of each hand, he sprinkled some upon America with his right, while he cast some on Europe some with his left. Immediately a cloud arose from these countries, and joined in mid-ocean. For a while it remained stationary, and then moved slowly westward, until it enveloped America in its murky folds. Sharp flashes of lightning now gleamed through it at intervals, and I heard the smothered groans and cries of the American people.

A second time the angel dipped water from the ocean, and sprinkled it out as before. The dark cloud was then drawn back to the ocean, in whose heaving billows it sank from view. A third time I heard the mysterious voice saying:

“Son of the Republic, look and learn.”


The Second Peril, The Civil War, 1861-1865:


I cast my eyes upon America, and beheld villages, and towns, and cities springing up, one after another, until the whole land, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, was dotted with them. Again, I heard the mysterious voice say:

“Son of the Republic, the end of the century cometh; look and learn.”

At this, the dark, shadowy angel turned his face southward, and from Africa I saw an ill-omened spectre approach our land. It flitted slowly over every village, town, and city of the latter; the inhabitants of which presently set themselves in battle array, against each other. As I continued looking, I saw a bright angel, on whose brow rested a crown of light, on which was traced the word UNION, bearing the American flag, which he placed between the divided nation, and said:


“Remember ye are brethren.”
Instantly the inhabitants, casting from them their weapons became friends once more, and united around the national standard. And again I heard the mysterious voice saying:


“Son of the Republic, the second peril is passed; look and learn.”

And I beheld the villages, towns, and cities of America increase in size and number, until at last they covered all the land from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and their inhabitants became as countless as the stars in the heaven, or the sand on the sea-shore. And again I heard the mysterious voice, saying:

 

“Son of the Republic, the end of a century cometh; look and learn.”

 

The Third Peril, The Last Great War, 20??-20??:


At this the dark, shadowy angel placed a trumpet to his mouth, and blew three distinct blasts; and taking water from the ocean, he sprinkled it upon Europe [Russia], Asia [China] and Africa [Middle East and Muslim countries].

Then my eyes beheld a fearful scene. From each of these countries arose thick, black clouds, that were soon joined into one. Throughout this mass there gleamed a dark-red light, by which I saw hordes of armed men, who, moving with the cloud, marched by land, and sailed by sea, to America, which country was enveloped in this volume of cloud. And I dimly saw these vast armies devastate the whole country, and pillage and burn the villages, towns, and cities that I beheld springing up. As my ears listened to the thundering of the cannon, clashing of swords, and the shouts and cries of millions in mortal combat, I heard again the mysterious voice saying:


“Son of the Republic, look and learn.”

When the voice had ceased, the dark, shadowy angel placed his trumpet once more to his mouth, and blew a long, fearful blast.


Instantly a light, as of a thousand suns, shone down from above me, and pierced and broke into fragments the dark cloud which enveloped America. At the same moment, I saw the angel upon whose forehead still shone the word UNION, and who bore our national flag in one hand, and a sword in the other, descended from the heavens attended by legions of bright spirits. These immediately joined the inhabitants of America, who I perceived were well nigh overcome, but who, immediately taking courage again, closed up their broken ranks, and renewed the battle. Again, amid the fearful noise of the conflict, I heard the mysterious voice, saying:


“Son of the Republic, look and learn.”


As the voice ceased, the shadowy angel for the last time dipped water from the ocean, and sprinkled it upon America. Instantly the dark cloud rolled back, together with the armies it had brought, leaving the inhabitants of the land victorious. Then once more I beheld the villages, towns, and cities springing up where I had seen them before, while the bright angel, planting the azure standard he had brought in the midst of them, cried with a loud voice to the inhabitants:


“While the stars remain, and the heavens send down dew upon the earth, so long shall the UNION last!”

And taking from his brow the crown on which blazoned the word UNION, he placed it upon the standard, while the people, kneeling down, said, “Amen.”

The scene instantly began to fade and dissolve, and I at last saw nothing but the rising, curling white vapor I at first beheld. This also disappearing, I found myself once more gazing upon my mysterious visitor, who, in the same mysterious voice I had heard before, said:
“Son of the Republic, what you have seen is thus interpreted. Three great perils will come upon the Republic. The most fearful is the [third war], passing which, the whole world united shall never be able to prevail against her. Let every child of the Republic learn to live for his God, his land, and the Union.”

 

With these words the figure vanished. I started from my seat, and felt that I had seen a vision, wherein had been shown to me the birth, progress, and destiny of the Republic of the United States.

 

Anthony Sherman concluded:


In UNION she will have strength, in DISUNION her destruction.

“Such, my friend,” concluded the venerable narrator, “were the words I heard from Washington’s own lips, and America will do well to profit by them. Let her forever remember, that in UNION she has her strength, in DISUNION her destruction.”

Quotes First Peril

“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual.  … Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.”

— Massachusetts Provincial Congress, Resolution October 6, 1774

“We may wonder at the choice of Israel and Rome as the archetypes of the new nation, in view of the long history of suffering of the former and the decline of the latter. We may wonder that our ancestors over-looked the darker days of those earlier nations. They did not. They hoped to construct a republic on principles so sound that it might avoid their fate. But they were certain that if we should decline in piety and public virtue we would meet the inexorable fate of nations, which are as but dust in the hands of God.”

— Robert N Bellah (1927-  ) American sociologist, professor and author (The Broken Covenant)

“A people may be deceived, they may be betrayed by men in whom they put their confidence. But they deserve to be abandoned by providence if they trust their interest with men whom they know to be either weak or wicked.”

— Rev. Andrew Elliot (1718-1778) Pastor at the North Church Boston (One if by land, and two if by sea)

“If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin. There may be more danger of this, than some, even of our well disposed citizens may imagine. If people should grant their suffrages to men, only because they conceive them to have been friends to the country, without regards to necessary qualifications for the places they are to fill, the administration of government will become a mere farce, and our public affairs will never be put on the footing of solid security. We should inquire into the tempers of men, in order to form a judgment in what manner the public trust to be reposed in them will be executed. …Power is intoxicating; and men legally vested with it, too often discover a disposition to make an ill use of it and and unwillingness to part with it. …. … I hope our countrymen will always keep a watchful eye over the public conduct of those whom they exalt to power, making the same time every allowance for the imperfections of human nature; I pray to God we may never see men filling the scared seats of government, who are either wanting in adequate abilities, or influenced by any views motives or feelings separate from the public welfare.”

— Samuel Adams (1722–1803) Father of the American Revolution, Patriot and Statesman

“I sat next to John Adams in Congress, and upon my whispering to him and asking him if he thought we should succeed in our struggle with Great Britain, he answered me, ‘Yes—if we fear God and repent of our sins.’” (The reason Dr. Benjamin Rush said he wrote the book of anecdotes was “To prevent my children being deceived by the histories of this day.”)

— Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) Founding Father& signer of the Declaration of Independence

“It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it [The Constitution] a finger of that almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution.”

— James Madison (1751-1836) Father of the Constitution, 4th President of the United States

“It is easy to see that when republican virtue fails, slavery ensues.”

— Thomas Paine (1736-1809) Patriot, Author & Pamphleteer

“God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: ‘This is my country.’”

— Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Statesman, Scientist, Inventor, Printer and Philosopher

“A patriot without religion in my estimation is as great a paradox as an honest Man without the fear of God. Is it possible that he whom no moral obligations binds, can have any real Good Will towards Men? Can he be a patriot who, by an openly vicious conduct, is undermining the very bonds of Society? … The Scriptures tell us “righteousness exalteth a Nation.”

— Abigail Adams (1744-1818) Wife of John Adams, Mother & Patriot

“Were my soul trembling on the wing of eternity, were this hand freezing to death, were my voice choking with the last struggle, I would still, with the last gasp of that voice, implore you to remember the truth: God has given America to be free.”

— Patrick Henry (1736-1799) Patriot, Lawyer and Orator

“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.”

— Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd President of the U. S.

“There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.”

— Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd President of the U. S.

“We are fighting for the dignity and happiness of human nature. Glorious it is for the Americans to be called by Providence to this post of honour. Cursed and detested will everyone be that deserts or betrays it.”

— Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Statesman, Scientist, Inventor, Printer and Philosopher

“A freeborn people are not required by the religion of Jesus Christ to submit to tyranny, but may make use of such power as God has given them to recover and support their laws and liberties.” (after the Boston Tea Party)

— Samuel Adams (1722–1803) Father of the American Revolution, Patriot and Statesman

“There are instances of, I would say, an almost astonishing Providence in our favor; our success has staggered our enemies, and almost given faith to infidels; so that we may truly say it is not our own arm which has saved us. The hand of heaven appears to have led us on to be, perhaps, humble instruments and means in the great providential dispensation which is completing.”

— Samuel Adams (1722–1803) Father of the American Revolution, Patriot and Statesman

“To a man of liberal education, the study of history is not only useful, and important, but altogether indispensable, and with regard to the history contained in the Bible, the observation which Cicero makes respecting that of his own country is much more emphatically applicable, that ‘it is not so much praiseworthy to be acquainted with as it is shameful to be ignorant of it.’”

— John Quincy Adams, (1767-1848)  6th President of the United States

“It would be a dangerous delusion were a confidence in the men of our choice to silence our fears for the safety of our rights; that confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism; free government is founded in jealousy, and not in confidence; it is jealousy and not confidence which prescribes limited constitutions to bind down those whom we are obliged to trust with powe; that our Constitution has accordingly fixed the limits to which, and no further, our confidence may go … In questions of power, then let no more be said of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”

— Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third President of the United States

“When people are universally ignorant, and debauched in their manners, they will sink under their own weight without the aid of foreign Invaders.”

— Samuel Adams (1722–1803) Father of the American Revolution, Patriot and Statesman

“The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind…”

— Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd President of the U. S

“People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity.”

— John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot

“We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom alone men ought to be obedient. He reigns in Heaven, and with a propitious eye beholds his subjects assuming that freedom of thought and dignity of self-direction which He bestowed on them. From the rising to the setting sun, may His kingdom come!”

— Samuel Adams (1722–1803) Father of the American Revolution, Patriot and Statesman

“By these great qualities, and their benign effects, has Providence marked out the Head of this Nation, with a hand so distinctly visible, as to have been seen by all men, and mistaken by none.”

— John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot

“I shall need the favor of that Being in whose hands we are, Who led our forefathers, as Israel of old, from their native land, and planted them in a country flowing with all the necessaries and comforts of life; Who has covered our infancy with His providence, and our riper years with His wisdom and power; and to whose goodness I ask you to join with me in supplications, that He will so enlighten the minds of your servants, guide their councils, and prosper their measures, that whatsoever they do shall result in your good, and shall secure to you the peace, friendship, and approbation of all nations.”

— Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd President of the U. S.

“The falsification of history has done more to impede human development than any one thing known to mankind.”

— Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), French Political Philosopher and Educationalist

“There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.”

— John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”

— Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Statesman, Scientist, Inventor, Printer and Philosopher

“Moral evils constitute or produce most of the miseries of mankind and these may be prevented or avoided. Be it remembered then that disobedience to God’s law, or sin is the procuring cause of almost all the sufferings of mankind. God has so formed the moral system of this world, that a conformity to His will by men produces peace, prosperity and happiness; and disobedience to His will or laws inevitably produces misery. If men are wretched, it is because they reject the government of God, and seek temporary good in that which certainly produces evil.”

— Noah Webster (1758-1843)  Father of the Dictionary & American Patriot

“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship … To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic and have no place in a republic … The Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom.”

— Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) Founding Father& signer of the Declaration of Independence

“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right [God’s Law] which Heaven itself has ordained; and since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered, perhaps, as deeply, as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”

— George Washington (1732-1799) Father of the Country, 1st President of the United States

“I order you instantly to surrender.” “By what authority do you demand it?” said Capt. Delaplace “In the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress!”

— Ethan Allen (1738-1789)  Patriot, farmer, businessman, writer, leader of the Green Mountain Boys

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!”

— George Washington (1732-1799) Father of the Country, 1st President of the United States

Judge John Jay’s Charge [words of wisdom to future generations]

“A revolution which, in the whole course of its rise and progress, is distinguished by so many marks of Divine favor and interposition, that no doubt can remain of its being finally accomplished. It was begun, and has been supported, in a manner so singular, and I say miraculous, that when future ages shall read its history, they will be tempted to consider great part of it fabulous. …But, however incredible these things may in the future appear, we know them to be true, and we should always remember, that the many remarkable and unexpected means and events, by which our wants have been supplied, and our enemies repelled or restrained, are such strong and striking proofs of the interposition of heaven, that our having hitherto delivered from the threatened bondage of Britain, ought, like the emancipation of the Jews from Egyptian servitude, and to be forever ascribed to its true cause, and instead of swelling our breasts with arrogant ideas of our prowess and importances, kindle in them a flame of gratitude and piety, which may consume all remains of vice and irreligion [want of religion, or contempt of it; impiety]. Blessed be to God! …

The Americans are the first people whom heaven has favored with an opportunity of deliberating upon, and choosing the forms of government under which they should live; —all other constitutions have derived their existence from violence or accidental circumstances, …Your life, your liberties, your property, will be at the disposal of your Creator and yourselves. You will know no power but such as you will create; no authority unless derived from your grant; no laws, but such as acquired all their obligations from your consent. …Adequate security is also given to the rights of conscience and private judgment. They are, by nature, subject to no control but that of the Deity and in that free situation they are now left. Every man is permitted to consider, to adore and to worship his creator in the manner most agreeable to his conscience. No opinions are dictated; no rules of faith prescribed; no preference given to one sect [of Christianity over] to the prejudice of others.

The constitution, however, has wisely declared, that the “liberty of conscience thereby granted shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of the State.” In a word, the convention by whom that constitution was formed were of opinion that the gospel of Christ, like the ark of God, would not fall, though unsupported by the arm of flesh; and happy would it be for mankind if that opinion prevailed more generally. …from the people it must receive its spirit, and by them be quickened, Let virtue, honor, the love of liberty and of science be, and remain, the soul of this constitution, and it will become the source of great and extensive happiness to this and future generations. Vice, ignorance, and want of vigilance, will be the only enemies able to destroy it. Against these provide, and, of these, be forever jealous. Every member of the state, ought diligently to read and study the constitution of his country, and teach the rising generation to be free. By knowing their rights [God given], they [you the voter] will sooner perceive when they are violated, and be the better prepared to defend and assert them.”

— John Jay (1745-1829), Founding Father, Patriot, Statesman and First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

“The Gospel of Jesus Christ prescribes the wisest rules for just conduct in every situation of life. Happy they who are enabled to obey them in all situations!”

— Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) Founding Father& signer of the Declaration of Independence

“Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.”

— Joseph Warren (1741-1775) Doctor, General and Patriot (Sent Paul Revere & William Dawes on their ride, fought the British as they headed back to Boston after Lexington and Concord  and died at the battle of Bunker Hill.)

“The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.”

— John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot

“No nation has ever existed or been governed without religion. Nor can be. The Christian religion is the best religion that has been given to man and I, as Chief Magistrate of this nation, am bound to give it the sanction of my example.”

— Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third President of the United States

“No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass.”

— George Washington (1732-1799) Father of the Country, 1st President of the United States

“With equal pleasure I have as often taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people  … This country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence, that an inheritance so proper and convenient for a band of brethren, united to each other by the strongest ties, should never be split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties.”

— John Jay (1745-1829), Founding Father, Patriot, Statesman and First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

“There is not a truth to be gathered from history, more certain, or more momentous, than this: that civil liberty cannot long be separated from religious liberty without the destruction of both. Wherever religious liberty exists, it will, first or last, bring in and establish political liberty.”

— Joseph Story (1779-1845) Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice & influential commentator on the U.S. Constitution

“If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it.”

— Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Statesman, Scientist, Inventor, Printer and Philosopher

“There is no such thing as human wisdom; all is the providence of God.”

— John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good Citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of Religion. To the distinguished Character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to add the more distinguished Character of Christian.”

— George Washington (1732-1799) Father of the Country, 1st President of the United States

“Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants.”

— Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Statesman, Scientist, Inventor, Printer and Philosopher

“I enter on the trust to which I have been called by the suffrage of my fellow-citizens with my fervent prayers to the Almighty that He will be graciously pleased to continue to us that protect which He has already so conspicuously displayed in our favor.”

— James Monroe (1758-1831) Fifth President of the United States

“Duty is ours; results are God’s.”

— John Quincy Adams, (1767-1848)  6th President of the United States

“All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of superintending providence in our favor. … 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?”

— Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Statesman, Scientist, Inventor, Printer and Philosopher

“Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took have the pains to preserve it.”

— John Quincy Adams, (1767-1848)  6th President of the United States

“A primary object … should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing …  than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?”

— George Washington (1732-1799) Father of the Country, 1st President of the United States

“How wonderful the revolutions, the events of Providence! … God be thanked, we have lived to see peace restored to this bleeding land, at least a general cessation of hostilities among the belligerent powers.   And on this occasion does it not become us to reflect how wonderful, how gracious, how glorious has been the good hand of our God upon us, in carrying us through so tremendous a warfare!

We have sustained a force brought against us which might have made any empire on earth to tremble; and yet our bow has abode in strength, and, having obtained help of God, we continue unto this day. …

Heaven inspired us with resolution to cut the gordian knot, when the die was cast irrevocable in the glorious act of Independence.  This was sealed and confirmed by God Almighty in the victory of General Washington at Trenton, and in the surprising movement and battle of Princeton, by which astonishing effort of generalship General Howe and the whole British army, in elated confidence and in open-mouthed march for Philadelphia, was instantly stopped, remanded back, and cooped up for a shivering winter in the little borough of Brunswick.  …

Thus God “turned the battle to the gate,” and this gave a finishing to the foundation of the American Republic.   This, with the Burgoynade at Saratoga by General Gates, and the glorious victory over the Earl of Cornwallis in Virginia, together with the memorable victory of Entaw Springs, and the triumphant recovery of the southern states by General Greene, are among the most heroic acts and brilliant achievements which have decided the fate of America.   And who does not see the indubitable interposition and energetic influence of Divine Providence in these great and illustrious events?”

— Ezra Stiles (1727– 1795) Minister, Theologian, Author and President of Yale College

“Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took have the pains to preserve it.”

— John Quincy Adams, (1767-1848)  6th President of the United States

“Providence marked out the head of this Nation (George Washington), with a hand so distinctly visible as to have been seen by all men, and mistaken by none.”

— John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot

“My confidence will under every difficulty be best placed … in the guardianship and guidance of that Almighty Being whose power regulates the destiny of nations, whose blessings have been so conspicuously dispensed to this rising Republic, and to whom we are bound to address our devout gratitude for the past, as well as our fervent supplications and best hopes for the future.”

— James Madison (1751-1836) Father of the Constitution, 4th President of the United States

“The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the World and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities to be impressed with it.”

— James Madison (1751-1836) Father of the Constitution, 4th President of the United States

“I often note with equal pleasure that God gave this one connected country to one united people – a people descended from the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in manners and customs, who by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side through a long bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence.”

— John Jay (1745-1829), Founding Father, Patriot, Statesman and First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

“The position of the Americans is therefore quite exceptional, and it may be believed that no democratic people will ever be placed in a similar one. …All men have aided it by their exertions, both those who have intentionally labored in its cause (establishment of the Republic) and those who have served it unwittingly; those who have fought for it and even those who have declared themselves its opponents have all been driven along in the same direction, have all labored to one end; some unknowingly and some despite themselves, all have been blind instruments in the hands of God. …“The whole book (Democracy in America – 1835) that is here offered to the public has been written under the influence of a kind of religious awe produced in the author’s mind by the view of that irresistible revolution which has advanced for centuries in spite of every obstacle and which is still advancing in the midst of the ruins it has caused.”

— Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) French Author

“In the United States the sovereign authority is religious … There is no country in the whole world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America,and there can be no greater proof of its utility and of its conformity to human nature than that its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth.”

— Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) French Author

“By gnawing through a dyke, even a rat may drown a nation.”

— Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British Statesman, Lawyer, Writer, and Philosopher

“It has been often remarked that the people of the United States come nearer to a parallel with Ancient Israel, than any other nation upon the globe. Hence ‘Our American Israel’ is a term frequently used; and our common consent allows it apt and proper.”

— Abiel Abbot (1770–1828) Graduate from Harvard Divinity School, Clergyman (Thanksgiving Sermon, 1799)

“The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities impressed with it.”

— James Madison (1751-1836) Father of the Constitution, 4th President of the United State

“The primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society.”

— Oliver Ellsworth (1745–1807) Lawyer, Constitutional Convention and Supreme Court

“The American war is over; but this far from being the case with the American revolution. On the contrary, nothing but the first act of the drama is closed. It remains yet to establish and perfect our new forms of government, and to prepare the principles, morals, and manners of our citizens for these forms of government after they are established and brought to perfection.”

— Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) Founding Father& signer of the Declaration of Independence

“Divine Providence exalts or depresses states and kingdoms. Not by the blind dictates of arbitrary will.  Not by a tyrannous and despotic mandate. But in proportion to their obedience or disobedience of his just and holy laws. It is he who commands us that we abstain from wrong.”

— Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816) Statesman, Diplomat, writer of the final draft of the Constitution

“STAND FAST” (July 7, 1775, in the Continental Congress)

“Stand Fast” by a strong faith and dependence upon Jesus Christ, the great Captain of your salvation. Enlist under the banner of His cross. And let this motto be written upon your hearts, IN HOC SIGNO VINCES, “UNDER THIS STANDARD THOU SHALT OVERCOME.”

“Stand Fast” by a virtuous and unshaken unanimity. Of such an unanimity, you have a most striking example now before your eyes – three millions of people, or a vast majority of them, bound by no other ties than those of honor and public virtue …

“Stand Fast” by an undaunted courage and magnanimity. And here give me leave to remind you, that there is a kind of courage … a courage that will prove you to be good Christians, as well as soldiers, a firm invincible fortitude of soul, founded upon religion, and the glorious hope of a better world …we contend not for victory, but for liberty and peace. … and calling upon you to thank Heaven for his great and gracious interposition. Surely “the Lord of Hosts was with them” – surely “the God of Jacob was their refuge.” –––– Drop a pious tear to the memory of the illustrious slain – and let them yet live in the annals of American freedom.

Stand Fast” by a steady constancy and perseverance. Difficulties unlooked for may yet arise, and trials present themselves sufficient to shake the utmost firmness of human fortitude. Be prepared, therefore, for the worst. …

 “Stand Fast” as the guardians of liberty –

― Reverend Jacob Duché (1737–1798) Rector of Christ Church in Philadelphia & first chaplain to the Continental Congress

“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 (1758-1843)  Father of the Dictionary & American Patriot.

“In a despotic government, the only principle by which the tyrant who is to move the whole machine, means to regulate and manage the people, is fear; by a servile dread of his power. But a free government, which of all others is far the most preferable, cannot be supported without virtue. This virtue is the love of our country. And after all the devices that sound policy or the most refined corruption have, or can suggest; this is the most efficacious principle to hold the different parts of an empire together, and to make men good members of the society to which they belong.”

— Samuel Williams (1743-1817) Pastor in Bradford, Massachusetts & Professor at Harvard College

“Men may devise and adopt new forms of government; they may amend old forms, repair breaches, and punish violators of the constitution; but there is, there can be, no effectual remedy, but obedience to the divine law.”

— Noah Webster (1758-1843)  Father of the Dictionary & American Patriot

“All the forms of civil polity have been tried by mankind, except one, and that seems to have been reserved in Providence to be realized in America.  Most of the states, of all ages …have been founded in rapacity, usurpation, and injustice; so that in the contests recorded in history …the military history of all nations being but a description of the wars and invasions of the mutual robbers and devastators of the human race.”

— Ezra Stiles (1727– 1795) Minister, Theologian, Author and President of Yale College

“Europe in its present state of political torpor affords no scope for the activity of a benevolent mind. Here [in America] everything is in a plastic state. Here the benefactor of mankind may realize all his schemes for promoting human happiness, Human nature here (unsubdued by the tyranny of European habits and customs) yields to reason, justice, and common sense, Come, sir, and spread the influence of science and religion among us. America seems destined by heaven to exhibit to the world the perfection which the mind of man is capable of receiving from the combined operations of liberty, learning, and the Gospel upon it.”

— Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) Founding Father& signer of the Declaration of Independence

“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

“Religion and liberty are the meat and the drink of the body politic. Withdraw one of them, and it languishes, consumes, and dies. If indifference to either at any time becomes the prevailing character of a people, one half of their motives to vigorous defense is lost, and the hopes of their enemies are proportionally increased. Here, eminently, they are inseparable. Without religion we may possibly retain the freedom of savages, bears, and wolves; but not the freedom of New-England. If our religion were gone, our state of society would perish with it and nothing would be left which would be worth defending – Our children us course, if not ourselves, would be prepared, as the ox for the slaughter, to become the victims of conquest, tyranny, and atheism.”

— Timothy Dwight – 1752-1817) Congregational Minister and President of Yale College  

“It will be true of them, as it was of the people of the Jews, that in them all the families of the earth shall be blessed. It is scarcely possible they should think too highly of their own consequence. Perhaps, there never existed a people on whose wisdom and virtue more depended; or to whom a station of more importance in the plan of Providence has been assigned. They have fought with success for themselves and for the world; and, in the midst of invasion and carnage, established forms of government favorable in the highest degree to the rights of mankind…

The United States of America may become the seats of liberty, science, peace, and virtue; happy within themselves, and a refuge to the world. … And should this be true. Should the return of peace and the pride of independence lead them to security and dissipation.  Should they lose those virtuous and simple manners by which alone Republics can long subsist.  Should false refinement, luxury, and irreligion spread among them; excessive jealousy district their governments; and clashing interests, subject to no strong control, break the federal union.  The consequence will be, that the fairest experiment ever tried in human affairs will miscarry; and that a Revolution which had revived the hopes of good men and promised an opening to better times, will become a discouragement to all future efforts in favor of liberty, and prove only an opening to a new scene of human degeneracy and misery.”

— Richard Price (1723–1791) English Minister and Theologian

 “I have always respected religion; the morality of the Gospel is the noblest gift ever bestowed by God on man.

We shall see that we owe to Christianity, in government, a certain political law, and in war a certain law of nations-benefits which human nature can never sufficiently acknowledge.

The principles of Christianity, deeply engraved on the heart, would be infinitely more powerful than the false honor of monarchies, than the humane virtues of republics, or the servile fear of despotic states.”

— Barron Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755) French Political Philosopher & Author

“It is natural to inquire what were the sources of the good that we enjoy or the evil that we suffer. If we act only for ourselves, to neglect the study of history is not prudent; if we are intrusted with the care of others, it is not just. Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal ; and he may be properly charged with evil who refused to learn how he might prevent it.”

— Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English Author and Journalist

“I have ever considered that the United States are indebted for their republican form of government solely to the firm and determined republicanism of George Washington at this time.”

— David Cobb (1748-1830) Physician, General & Congressman from Massachusetts

“All the forms of civil polity have been tried by mankind, except one: and that seems to have been reserved in Providence to be realized in America.”

— Ezra Stiles (1727-1795) Minister, theologian, author, and president of Yale College

Quotes Second Peril

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

— Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) Sixteenth President of the United States

“They [the Founding Fathers] were intent upon establishing a Christian commonwealth in accordance with the principle of self-government.  They were an inspired body of men. It has been said that God sifted the nations that He might send choice grain into the wilderness…. Who can fail to see in it the hand of destiny? Who can doubt that it has been guided by a Divine Providence.”

— Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) 30th President of the United States

“They [the Founding Fathers] were intent upon establishing a Christian commonwealth in accordance with the principle of self-government.  They were an inspired body of men. It has been said that God sifted the nations that He might send choice grain into the wilderness…. Who can fail to see in it the hand of destiny? Who can doubt that it has been guided by a Divine Providence.”

— Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) 30th President of the United States

“I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe. The prospect of a war with any powerful nation is too remote to be a matter of calculation. Besides, there is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow.  Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they my place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail to properly scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing [and ours]. …. I regard it [countries founding & Constitution] as the work of the purest patriots and wisest statesman that ever existed, aided by the smiles of a benignant Providence; for when we regard it as a system of government growing out of the discordant options and conflicting interests of thirteen independent States, it almost appears Divine interposition in our behalf …. I believe, if the bond of union were broken, we should never again be a united people…. No plan could be proposed that would be adopted; the hand that destroys the Constitution renders our Union asunder for ever.”

— Daniel Webster (1782-1852) Author, Lawyer and Patriot

“God is the only president of the day, and Webster is his orator.”

— Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)  Poet, abolitionist, naturalist, transcendentalist & philosopher

“While most nations trace their origin to barbarians, the foundations of our nation were laid by civilized men, by Christians.”

— Lyman Beecher (1775-1863) Presbyterian minister & founder of the American Temperance Society

“We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.”

— Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) Sixteenth President of the United States

“History is God’s providence in human affairs.”

— Daniel Webster (1782-1852) Author, Lawyer and Patriot

“Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them or by a power without them; either by the Word of God or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible or by the bayonet.” It may do for other countrys and other governments to talk about the state support religion, but here under our free institutions it is religion that must support the state.”

— Robert Charles Winthrop (1809-1894) Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

“There are too many prophetic signs admonishing us, that Almighty Providence is pre-engaged to make this a truly great nation, not to be cheered by them, and set ourselves to a search after the true principles of national welfare, with a confidence that here, at last, they are to find their opportunity. This western world had not been preserved unknown through so many ages, for any purpose less sublime, than to be opened, at a certain stage of history, and become the theater wherein better principles might have room and free development.”

— Horace Bushnell (1802–1876) Mininister and Theologian

“To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom, and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoys. In proportion as the genuine effects of Christianity are diminished in any nation, either through unbelief, or the corruption of its doctrines, or the neglect of its institutions; in the same proportion will the people of that nation recede from the blessings of genuine freedom, and approximate the miseries of complete despotism. All efforts to destroy the foundations of our holy religion, ultimately tend to the subversion also of our political freedom and happiness.. Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all the blessings which flow from them, must fall with them.”

— Rev. Jedediah Morse (1761-1826) Author, minister and teacher

“… you [the voter]  have especially to guard yourselves. You have the highest of human trust committed to your care. Providence has showered on this favored land blessings without number and has chosen you as the guardian of freedom to preserve it for the benefit of the human race. May He who holds in his hands the destinies of nations make you worthy of the favors He has bestowed and enable you, with pure hearts and pure hands and sleepless vigilance, to guard and defend to to the end of time the great charge he has committed to your keeping.”

— Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) 7th President of the United States

“… So far as I myself am concerned, I utterly abhor peace on any such grounds. Give me war redder than blood and fiercer than fire, if this terrific infliction is necessary that I may maintain my faith in God, in human liberty, my faith of the fathers in the instruments of liberty, my faith in this land as the appointed abode and chosen refuge of liberty for all the earth! War is terrible, but that abyss of ignominy (public disgrace; shame; reproach; dishonor; infamy) is yet more terrible!”

“If this nation is, in the providence of God, destined to lead the way in the moral and political emancipation of the world, it is time she understood her high calling, and were harnessed for the work. For mighty causes, like floods and distant mountains, are rushing with accumulating power to their consummation of good or evil, and soon our character and destiny will be stereotyped forever.”

— Henry Ward Beecher (1813–1887) Minister, Educator and Anti-slavery Activist

“No people ought to feel greater obligations to celebrate the goodness of the Great Disposer of Events of the Destiny of Nations than the people of the United States. His kind providence originally conducted them to one of the best portions of the dwelling place allotted for the great family of the human race. He protected and cherished them under all the difficulties and trials to which they were exposed in their early days. Under His fostering care their habits, their sentiments, and their pursuits prepared them for a transition in due time to a state of independence and self-government. In the arduous struggle by which it was attained they were distinguished by multiplied tokens of His benign interposition. During the interval which succeeded He reared them into the strength and endowed them with the resources which have enabled them to assert their national rights, and to enhance their national character in another arduous conflict, which is now so happily terminated by a peace and reconciliation with those who have been our enemies. And to the same Divine Author of Every Good and Perfect Gift we are indebted for all those privileges and advantages, religious as well as civil, which are so richly enjoyed in this favored land.”

— James Madison (1751-1836) Father of the Constitution, 4th President of the U. S. (National Day of Thanksgiving, March 4, 1815)

“Return to the fountain whose waters spring close by the blood of the Revolution. Think nothing of me; take no thought for the political fate of any man whomsoever, but come back to the truths that are in the Declaration of Independence. You may do anything with me you choose, if you will but heed these sacred principles.”

— Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) Sixteenth President of the United States

“Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet anchor of your liberties; write its precepts on your hearts and practice them in your lives. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for the progress made, and to this we must look as our guide in the future.”

— Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885) 18th President of the United States and  Commanding Genera in the Civil War

“Whatever government is not a government of laws, is a despotism, let it be called what they may.”

— Daniel Webster (1782-1852) Author, Lawyer and Patriot

“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty from evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to Liberty lurk in the insidious encroachments by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.”

— Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

“In no other way can this Republic become a world power in the noblest sense of the word than by putting into her life and the lives of her citizens the spirit and principles of the great founder of Christianity.”

— David J. Brewer (1837-1910) Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

“Intelligence, patriotism, Christanity, and firm reliance on Him, who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty.”

— Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) Sixteenth President of the United States

“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

— Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) Sixteenth President of the United States

“I care not if God is on my side. My constant hope and prayer is that I may be found upon God’s side.”

— Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) Sixteenth President of the United States

“My experience of men has neither disposed me to think worse of them, or indisposed me to serve them; nor in spite of failures, which I lament, of errors which I now see and acknowledge; or of the present aspect of affairs; do I despair of the future. The truth is this. The march of Providence [God’s work] is so slow, and our desires so impatient; the work of progress is so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long and are thus discouraged. It is history that teaches us to hope.”

— Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) General of the Confederate Army during the Civil War

“It must be felt that there is no national security but in the nation’s humble, acknowledged dependence upon God and His overruling Providence.”

— Franklin Pierce (1804-1869)14th President of the United States

“Let me say, gentleman, that if we and our posterity, shall be true to the Christian religion, if we and they shall live always in fear of God, and shall respect his commandments, if we and they, shall maintain just moral sentiments, and such conscientious convictions of duty as shall control the heart and life, we may have the highest hopes of the future fortunes of our country …But, if we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us, that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity. Should that catastrophe happen, let it have no history! Let the horrible narrative never be written! Let its fate be like that of the lost books of Livy, which no human eye shall ever read, or the missing Pleiad, of which no man can ever know more, than that is lost, and lost forever!

We may trust, that Heaven will not forsake us, nor permit us to forsake ourselves. We must strengthen ourselves, and gird up our loins with new resolution; we must counsel each other; and, determined to sustain each other in support of the Constitution, prepare to meet manfully, and united, what ever of difficulty, or danger, whatever effort, or of sacrifice, the Providence of God may call upon us to meet. We are of this generation so derelict, have we so little of the blood of our revolutionary fathers coursing through our veins, that we cannot preserve, what they achieved? The would will cry out “SHAME” upon us, if we show ourselves unworthy, to be the decedents of those great and illustrious men, who fought for their liberty, and secured it to their posterity, by the Constitution of the United States. …

We have a great and wise Constitution. We have grown, flourished, and prospered under it, with a degree of rapidity, unequaled in the history of the world. Founded on the basis of equal right, its provisions secure perfect equality and freedom; those who live under it are equal, and enjoy the same privileges. It is presumed, that all wise and good men of the nation have the same end in view, though they may take different means to obtain that great end, the preservation and protection of the Constitution and government. ….

The Constitution has enemies, secret and professed; but they cannot disguise the fact, that it secures us many benefits. Those enemies are unlike in character, but they all act for the same purpose. Some of them are enthusiasts, self-sufficient and headstrong. They fancy, that they can strike out for themselves a better path, than that laid down for them; …

Heat, in the intellectual constitution of these enthusiasts, is distributed just exactly as it should be; they have hot heads and cold hearts. They are rash, reckless, and fierce for change, and with no affection for the exiting institutions of their country.

Other enemies are, more cool, and with more calculation. These have deeper and more fixed and dangerous purpose; they formally spoke of a forcible resistance to the provision of the Constitution; … There are those in the country, who profess, in their own words, even hate the Constitution ….

It is the anniversary of the birth of Washington. …All the good, whether learned or unlearned, high or low, rich or poor, feel, this day that there is one treasure common to them all, and that is the flame and character of Washington.  They recount his deeds, ponder over his principles and teachings, and resolve, to be more and more guided by them in the future. To the old and young, to all born in the land, and to all, those love of liberty had brought them from foreign shores, to make this the home of their adoption, the name of Washington is this day an exhilarating theme. Americans by birth are proud of his character, and exiles from foreign shore are eager, to participate in admiration of him; and it is true that he is, this day, here, everywhere, all the world over, more an object of love and regard, than on ay day since his birth.

Gentlemen, on Washington’s principles, and under the guidance of his example, we will and our children uphold the Constitution. Under his military leadership, our fathers conquered; and under the outspread banner of his political and constitutional principles, will we also conquer. To that standard, we shall adhere, and uphold it, through evil report and through good report. We will meet danger, we will meet death, if they come, in its protection; and we will struggle on, in daylight and in darkness, aye, in the thickest darkness, with all the storms which it may bring with it, till ‘danger’s troubled night in o’er, and the star of Peace return.”

— Daniel Webster (1782-1852) Author, Lawyer and Patriot

“That is the issue that will continue in this country when these poor tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent. It is the eternal struggle between these two principles, right and wrong, throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time, and will ever continue to struggle.”

— Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Sixteenth President of the United States

“If this nation is, in the providence of God, destined to lead the way in the moral and political emancipation of the world, it is time she understood her high calling, and were harnessed for the work. For mighty causes, like floods from distant mountains, are rushing with accumulating power, to their consummation of good or evil, and soon her national character and destiny will be stereotyped forever.”

— Lyman Beecher (1775-1863) Presbyterian Minister & Founder of the American Temperance Society

“What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling seacoasts, our Army, and our Navy. These are not our reliance against tyranny. All of these may be turned against us without making us weaker for the struggle. Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in us. Our defense is In the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. ….

Destroy this spirit, and you have planted the seeds of despotism at your own doors. Familiarize yourselves with the chains of bondage, and you prepare your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed to trample on the rights of others, you have lost the genius of your own independence and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you.”

— Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) Sixteenth President of the United States

“If this nation is, in the providence of God, destined to lead the way in the moral and political emancipation of the world, it is time she understood her high calling, and were harnessed for the work.

For mighty causes, like floods from distant mountains, are rushing with accumulating power to their consummation of good or evil.”

— Henry Ward Beecher (1813–1887) Minister, Educator and Anti-slavery Activist

“Freedom is the natural condition of the human race, in which the Almighty intended men to live. Those who fight the purposes of the Almighty will not succeed. They always have been, they always will be, beaten.”

— Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Sixteenth President of the United States

“Independent of its connection with human destiny hereafter, the fate of republican government is indissolubly bound up with the fate of the Christian religion, and a people who reject its holy faith will find themselves the slaves of their own evil passions and of arbitrary power.”

— Lewis Cass (1782–1866) 22nd United States Secretary of State

“The far-reaching, the boundless future will be the era of American greatness. In its magnificent domain of space and time, the nation of many nations is destined to manifest to mankind the excellence of divine principles; to establish on earth the noblest temple ever dedicated to the worship of the Most High – the Sacred and the True. Its floor shall be a hemisphere, its roof the firmament of the star-studded heavens, and its congregation an Union of many Republics, comprising hundreds of happy millions, calling, owning no man master, but governed by God’s natural and moral law of equality, the law of brotherhood of peace and good will amongst men.”

— John Louis O’Sullivan (1813–1895) Columnist, Editor who coined the term “Manifest

Destiny”

“America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine Providence in behalf of the human race.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) Author, Poet, and Philosoph

“America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

— Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) French Author

“Mohammed brought down from heaven and put into the Koran not religious doctrines only, but political maxims, criminal and civil laws, and scientific theories. The Gospels, on the other hand, deal only with the general relations between man and God and between man and man. Beyond that, they teach nothing and do not oblige people to believe anything.

That alone, among a thousand reasons, is enough to show that Islam will not be able to hold its power long in an age of enlightenment and democracy, while Christianity is destined to reign in such age, as in all others.”

— Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) French Author

“The religion of Jesus Christ aims at nothing less than the utter overthrow of all other systems of religion in the world; denouncing them as inadequate to the wants of man, false in their foundations, and dangerous in their tendency.

These are no ordinary claims; and it seems hardly possible for a rational being to regard them with even a subdued interest; much less to treat them with mere indifference and contempt. If not true they are little else than the pretensions of a bold imposture, which not satisfied with having already enslaved millions of the human race, seeks to continue its encroachments upon human liberty, until all nations be subjected under its iron rule.

But if they are well-founded and just, they can be no less than the high requirements of heaven, addressed by the voice of God to the reason and understanding of man, concerning things deeply affecting his relations to his sovereign, and essential to the formation of his character and of course to his destiny, both for this life and for the life.”

― Simon Greenleaf (1783–1853) Lawyer, Author, and Jurist

“THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES HAVE RETAINED THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION AS THE FOUNDATION OF THEIR CIVIL, LEGAL AND POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS; WHILE THEY HAVE REFUSED TO CONTINUE A LEGAL PREFERENCE TO ANY ONE OF ITS FORMS OVER ANY OTHER. In the same spirit of practical wisdom, moreover, they have consented to tolerate all other religions. … We must be a Christian nation, if we wish to continue a free nation.”

— Jasper Adams (1793-1841) Clergyman, College Professor, and College President

“You will notice that while the oppressors have carried out their plans and had things their own way, there were other forces silently at work which in time undermined their plans – as if a Divine hand were directing the counter-plan. Whoever peruses the story of liberty without recognizing this feature will fail of fully comprehending the meaning of history. There must be a meaning to history or else existence is an incomprehensible enigma.”

— Charles Carleton Coffin (1823-1896) Journalist, Army Correspondent, Historian & Author

“Slavery as an institution is a moral & political evil in any country. It is useless to expatiate on its disadvantages. I think it however a greater evil to the white man than to the black race, & while my feelings are strongly enlisted in behalf of the latter, my sympathies are more strong for the former. The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, socially & physically. The painful discipline they are undergoing, is necessary for their instruction as a race, & I hope will prepare & lead them to better things. How long their subjugation may be necessary is known & ordered by a wise Merciful Providence. Their emancipation will sooner result from the mild & melting influence of Christianity, than the storms & tempests of fiery controversy. This influence though slow, is sure. The doctrines & miracles of our Saviour have required nearly two thousand years, to convert but a small part of the human race, & even among Christian nations, what gross errors still exist!”

— Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) General of the Confederate Army during the Civil War

“Through the ages one increasing purpose (divine plan) runs. Yet I doubt not through the ages one increasing purpose runs, And the thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns. What is that to him that reaps not harvest of his youthful joys, Though the deep heart of existence beat forever like a boy’s?

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers, and I linger on the shore, And the individual withers, and the world is more and more. Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers, and he bears a laden breast, Full of sad experience moving toward the stillness of his rest.”

— Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892) English Poet

Two versions of the quote.

“There is a providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children, and the United States of America”

“God has a special providence for fools, drunks, and the United States of America.”

— Otto (Eduard Leopold) von Bismarck (1815–1898) 1st Chancellor of the German Empire.

“May God save the country, for it is obvious the people will not.”

— Mallard Filmore (1800-1874) Thirteenth President of the United States

“That the Almighty does make use of human agencies, and directly intervenes in human affairs, is one of the plainest statements of the Bible. I have had so many evidences of his directions, so many instances when I have been controlled by some other power than my own will, that I cannot doubt that this power comes from above.

I frequently see my way clear to a decision when I am conscious that I have no sufficient facts upon which to found it. But I cannot recall one instance in which I have followed my own judgment founded upon such a decision, where the results were unsatisfactory; whereas, in almost every instance where I have yielded to the views of others, I have had occasion to regret it.

 I am satisfied that when the Almighty wants me to do or not to do a particular thing, he finds a way of letting me know it. I am confident that it is his design to restore the Union. He will do it in his own good time. We should obey and not oppose his will.”

— Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) Sixteenth President of the United States

“Independent of its connection with human destiny hereafter, the fate of republican government is indissolubly bound up with the fate of the Christian religion, and a people who reject its holy faith will find themselves the slaves of their own evil passions and of arbitrary power.”

— Lewis Cass (1782-1866) Governor of the Michigan Territory and  Secretary of War under President Andrew Jackson

“If there be a ‘purpose running’ through the life of the world, is it not plain that one thought in the divine plan was that in this republic should be unfolded and developed in the presence of the world the Christian doctrine of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man?”

— David J. Brewer (1837-1910) Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”

— Daniel Webster (1782-1852) Author, Lawyer and Patriot

“There must be an overruling Providence, who directs the destinies of men and nations.”

— William Smyth (1824–1870) Lawyer, Judge, and US. House of Representative member from Iowa.

“Man has made 32 million laws since THE COMMANDMENTS were handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai more than three thousand years ago, but he has never improved on God’s law. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS are the principles by which man may live with God and man may live with man. They are the expressions of the mind of God for His creatures. They are the charter and guide of human liberty, for there can be no liberty without the law….”

— Cecil B. DeMille (1881–1959) American Film Director and Producer

“The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it.”

— Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) French Military Dictator who conquered much of Europe

“One God, one law, one element, And one far-off divine event To which the whole creation moves.”

— Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892) English poet

“If we don’t have a proper fundamental [Biblical] moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except for the State.”

— Harry S. Truman (1884-1972, 33rd President of the United States

“His hand, so often visible in our preservation, has stayed the pestilence, saved us from foreign wars and domestic disturbances, and scattered plenty throughout the land. Our liberties, religious and civil, have been maintained, the fountains of knowledge have all been kept open, and means of happiness widely spread and generally enjoyed greater than have fallen to the lot of any other nation.”

— Mallard Filmore (1800-1874) Thirteenth President of the United States

“Society without religion is like a ship without a compass.”

— Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) French Military Dictator who conquered much of Europe

“The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”

— Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) Sixteenth President of the United States

“Many historians of our day spend long hours discussing the South’s ‘States’ Rights issue and their Constitutional reasons for seceding from the Union. …I have considered it first of all from God’s perspective, not a political perspective. I must address the subject by asking how the Lord looks at wars in general and, in this case, the Civil War. … one has to consider the question: Does God intervene in the affairs of men, and wars? If so, all war? Does God choose sides in war? Does He determine the outcome? Obviously the answer to those questions is a resounding ‘Yes!’ God is sovereign, omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. Wars and their outcome are directly decided according to His will; God determines who will lose or win.”

— Richard “Little Bear” Wheeler – Author, Public Speaker and Storyteller, and Pastor (book God’s Mighty Hand, pg. 191-192)

“History should live by that live by that life which belongs to it, and that life is God. In history, God should be acknowledged and proclaimed. The history of the world should be set forth as the annals of the government of the Sovereign King.”

— Jean-Henri Merle d’Aubigné (1794– 1872) Protestant Minister and Historian

“Our whole history appears like a last effort of Divine Providence in behalf of the human race.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Author, Poet, and Philosopher

“The government of the United States is acknowledged by the wise and good of other nations, to be the most free, impartial, and righteous government of the world; but all agree, that for such a government to be sustained for many years, the principles of truth and righteousness, taught in the Holy Scriptures, must be practiced. The rulers must govern in the fear of God, and the people obey the laws.”

— Emma Willard (1787–1870) Woman Rights Activist and Founder of the Troy Female Seminary in New York

“Society without religion is like a ship without a compass.”

— Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) French Military Dictator who conquered much of Europe

Michael Row The Boat Ashore

Michael row the boat ashore, Hallelujah

Michael row the boat ashore, Hallelujah

Sister help to trim the sails, Hallelujah

Sister help to trim the sails, Hallelujah

Jordan’s river is deep and wide, Hallelujah

And I’ve got a home on the other side, Hallelujah

Michael row the boat ashore, Hallelujah

Michael row the boat ashore, Hallelujah

Michael’s boat is a music boat, Hallelujah

Michael’s boat is a music boat, Hallelujah

Michael row the boat ashore, Hallelujah

Michael row the boat ashore, Hallelujah

The trumpets sound the jubilee, Hallelujah

The trumpets sound for you and me, Hallelujah

Michael row the boat ashore, Hallelujah

Michael row the boat ashore, Hallelujah

“Independent of its connection with human destiny hereafter, the fate of republican government is indissolubly bound up with the fate of the Christian religion, and a people who reject its holy faith will find themselves the slaves of their own evil passions and of arbitrary power.”

— Lewis Cass (1782–1866) Politician and Statesman

Through God’s blessing, grace and assistance, Washington made our Country and Lincoln saved our Country. Who will be the Third Protector of our Liberties and Freedoms? Will there be a Third Protector of our Liberties and Freedoms?

Quotes Third Peril

“Our nation will prosper or decline in direct proportion to our selection of leaders who are guided by the Holy Spirit. If we fail to select Godly leaders our destiny will surely be as that of the Roman Empire.”

— Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th President of the United States

“If the God of life does not respond to this culture of death with judgment, God is not God. If God does not honor the blood of the hundreds of millions of innocent victims then the God of the Bible, the God of Israel, the God of orphans and widows, the Defender of the defenseless, is a man-made myth, a fairy tale.”

— Peter Kreeft – (1937 –  ) Professor of Philosophy and Author

“For we know when a nation goes down and never comes back, when society or civilization perishes, one condition may always be found. They forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what brought them along.”

— Carl Sandburg (1878–1967) Writer, Editor, and Poet.

“This nation was founded by men and women who wanted nothing more than the freedom to practice their faith without government oppression. If we don’t stand up for the religious rights of people here and around the world, who will?

— Frank R. Wolf (1939-) Congressman from Virginia

“Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free and should be slaves. … Likewise, we cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion.”

— Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th President of the United States

“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none that does good.”

— Psalms 14:1 RSV

“Yet they did not listen to me, or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did worse than their fathers. “So you shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you. You shall call to them, but they will not answer you. And you shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips.”

— Jeremiah 7:26-28 RSV

“There are instances of, I would say, an almost astonishing Providence in our favor; our success has staggered our enemies, and almost given faith to infidels ; so that we may truly say it is not our own arm which has saved us. The hand of heaven appears to have led us on to be, perhaps, humble instruments and means in the great providential dispensation which is completing. We have fled from the political Sodom; let us not look back, lest we perish and become a monument of infamy and derision to the world!”

— Samuel Adams (1722–1803) Father of the American Revolution, Patriot and Statesman

“The framers [of the Constitution] knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.”

— Hugo Black (1886-1971) US Supreme Court Justice

“Every generation is composed of barbarians that have to be civilized by their families, by families, by churches, by schools, and so forth. [The Baby Boomer] generation was so big that they swamped the instructional capacity to civilize them.”

— Robert Bork (1927–2012) Professor, Solicitor General, Acting Attorney General, and a judge of the United States Court of Appeals

“The frustrating thing is that those who are attacking religion claim they are doing it in the name of tolerance and freedom and open-mindedness. Question: Isn’t the real truth that they are intolerant of religion?”

— Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th President of the United State

“In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory.”

— Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) Army General, involved in war in the Philippines, World War I, II & Korean War

“In times of imminent danger to the country, every true patriot should occupy the post in which he can render them the most effectually.”

— George Washington (1732-1799) Father of the Country, 1st President of the United States

“How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to preserve their dearest rights and best privileges, impelled as it were by an irresistible fate of despotism.”

— James Madison (1751-1836) Father of the Constitution, 4th President of the United States

“I do not think that anyone can study the history of this nation of ours without becoming convinced that divine providence has played a part in it. I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position and strength for some great purpose!”

— Harry S. Truman (1884-1972, 33rd President of the United States

“Divine Providence has played a great part in our history. I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose. It is not given to us to know fully what that purpose is, but I think we may be sure of one thing, and that is that our country is intended to do all it can, in cooperating with other nations to help created peace and preserve peace in the world. It is given to defend the spiritual values—the moral code—against the vast forces of evil that seek to destroy them.”

— Harry S. Truman (1884-1972, 33rd President of the United States

“Divine Providence has played a great part in our history. I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose. It is not given to us to know fully what that purpose is, but I think we may be sure of one thing, and that is that our country is intended to do all it can, in cooperating with other nations to help created peace and preserve peace in the world. It is given to defend the spiritual values—the moral code—against the vast forces of evil that seek to destroy them.”

— Harry S. Truman (1884-1972, 33rd President of the United States

“We have men of science, too few men of God. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants… If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.”

— Omar Bradley (1893–1981) General WWII

“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, “He who through faith is righteous shall live.” For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of men who by their wickedness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse; for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever! Amen. For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct. They were filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but approve those who practice them.”

— Romans 1:17-32  RSV

“The civilization of Europe, America, and Australia exists today at all only because of the victories of civilized man over the enemies of civilization . . . victories stretching through the centuries from Charles Martel in the 8th Century those Jan Sobieski in the 17th Century.

During the thousand years that included the careers of the Frankish soldiers and the Polish King, the Christians of Asia and Africa proved unable to wage successful war with the Moslem conquerors: and in consequence Christianity practically vanished from the two continents; and today nobody can find in them any ‘social values’ whatever . . . so far as the sphere of Mohammedan influences are concerned.

There are such ‘social values’ today in Europe, America and Australia only because … the Christians of Europe possessed the warlike power to do what the Christians of Asia and Africa had failed to do–that is, to beat back the Muslim invader. If Europe … had not been able to defend itself … there would have been no ‘social values’ … and no sociologists to discuss them.”

— Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) 26th President of the United States

As a former soldier, I am delighted that our veterans are sponsoring a movement to increase our awareness of God in our daily lives. In battle, they learned a great truth-that there are no atheists in the foxholes. They know that in time of test and trial, we instinctively turn to God for new courage and peace of mind. All the history of America bears witness to this truth. Out of faith in God, and through faith in themselves as His children, our forefathers designed and built this Republic.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) Supreme Commander during WWII & 34th President of U.S

“A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about.”

— Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) 28th President of the United States

“We cannot say the past is past without surrendering the future.” “The greatest advances in human civilization have come when we recovered what we had lost: when we learned the lessons of history.” “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”

— Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Politician & Leader

“There are those who believe that a new modernity demands a new morality. What they fail to consider is the harsh reality that there is no such thing as a new morality. There is only one morality. All else is immorality. There is only true Christian ethics over against which stands the whole of paganism. If we are to fulfill our great destiny as a people, then we must return to the old morality, the sole morality. … All these blatant sham reformers, in the name of a new morality, preach the old vice of self-indulgence which rotted out first the moral fiber and then even the external greatness of Greece and Rome.”

— Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) 26th President of the United States

“Progress has brought us both unbounded opportunities and unbridled difficulties. Thus, the measure of our civilization will not be that we have done much, but what we have done with that much. I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism. The thought of modern industry in the hands of Christian charity is a dream worth dreaming. The thought of industry in the hands of paganism is a nightmare beyond imagining. The choice between the two is upon us.”

— Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) 26th President of the United States

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”

— George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish playwright

“The truth is that only believing in God that we can criticize government. Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God. That fact is written all across human history.”

— G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) British Journalist, Poet, Author and Playwright

“The brotherhood of men would be an empty dream without the fatherhood of God.”

— Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972) Polish-born American rabbi, theologian and author

“Progressivism leads inevitably to utter irrationality and eventually political, as well as moral chaos.”

— Robert V. Young, Jr. (1947-) Professor, Author, and Editor of the quarterly Modern Age

But should someone ask me whether I would indicate the West such as it is today as a model to my country, frankly I would have to answer negatively. No, I could not recommend your society in its present state as an ideal for the transformation of ours. Through intense suffering our country has now achieved a spiritual development of such intensity that the Western system in its present state of spiritual exhaustion does not look attractive. Even those characteristics of your life which I have just mentioned are extremely saddening.”

— Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) Russian novelist & historian, spent years in a Soviet Labor Camp for criticizing Joseph Stalin (talk at Harvard, 1978)

“My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism” “we are ruthless and ask no quarter from you. When our turn comes we shall not disguise our terrorism.” “The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.”

— Karl Marx (1818-1883) Father of Communism, atheist, humanist, political economist & sociologist

“Give me your four year olds, and in a generation I will build a socialist state.” “Destroy the family, you destroy the country.”

— Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) Communist Dictator of the USSR who lead the Bolshevik Revolution

“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”

— Joseph Stalin (1878 – 1953) Dictator & Russian political leader of the USSR

“Let me control the textbooks, and I will control the state.”

— Adolph Hitler (1889-1945) Founder of the Nazi Party, German leader responsible for WWII

“God was pitched out of forced schooling on his ear after WWII. This wasn’t because of any constitutional proscription  – There was none that anyone had been able to find in over a century and a half – but because the political state and corporate economy considered the Western spiritual tradition too dangerous a competitor. And it is.”

— John Taylor Gatto (1935) Retired teacher and author on education

“We need to learn history to preserve the lessons that they [founding Fathers] had already learned, so that we don’t make the same mistake.

— David Barton, Author and Public Speaker on America’s Biblical Heritage, Wallbuldaily radio broadcast 10-2-06

“When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing—they believe in anything.”

— G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) British Journalist, Poet, Author and Playwright

“The truth is coming to pass whether you are ready or not, neither you, nor anyone else can prevent it no matter what you believe. What you believe does not necessarily change the truth; it’s too bad you believe what you believe.”

— William H. Sharp, Survivor of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.”

— C.S. Lewis (1898 –1963) Irish writer, scholar & Christian apologetic

“A radical is one who speaks the truth.”

— Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. Congressman, father of famous aviator

“I have come to feel that it is in this country that the fate of Christendom will be decided. … There is a great opportunity in America today that may never be repeated.”

— Christopher Dawson (1958-1962) English Catholic historian, author (Lecture at Harvard University in 1959)

“If it ‘takes a village’ to accomplish basic tasks, exactly how dumb are the individual villagers?”

— Aaron Bolinger – Teacher, Theologian, Patriot, and Dean at the Sherman Institute

“I do not think that anyone can study the history of this nation of ours without becoming convinced that divine providence has played a part in it. I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position and strength for some great purpose!”

— Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), 33rd President of the United States

“The United States remains the last best hope for a mankind plagued by tyranny and deprivation.”

— Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th President of the United States

“You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you.”

— Deuteronomy 5:7-12  RSV

“The issues which today confront the nation are clearly defined and so fundamental as to directly involve the very survival of the Republic. Are we going to preserve the religious base to our origin, our growth and our progress, or yield to the devious assaults of atheistic or other anti-religious forces? Are we going to maintain our present course toward State Socialism with Communism just beyond or reverse the present trend and regain our hold upon our heritage of liberty and freedom? … Are we going to permit a continuing decline in public and private morality or re-establish high ethical standards as the means of regaining a diminishing faith in the integrity of our public and private institutions?… In short, is American life of the future to be characterized by freedom or by servitude, strength or weakness? The answer must be clear and unequivocal if we are to avoid the pitfalls toward which we are now heading with such certainty. In many respects it is not to be found in any dogma of political philosophy but in those immutable precepts which underlie the Ten Commandments.”

— Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) Army General, involved in war in the Philippines, World War I, II & Korean War

“The fundamental basis of this nation’s law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teaching we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul.”

— Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), 33rd President of the United States

“The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who Is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost invariably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And if he is not romantic personally, he is apt to spread discontent among those who are.”

— Henry L. Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, editor & satirist

“All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing as they must if they believe they can do nothing. There is nothing worse because the council of despair is declaration of irresponsibility; it is Pilate washing his hands.”

— Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British Statesman, Lawyer, Writer, and Philosophe

“To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”

— Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) 26th President of the United States.

“The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.”

— John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), Thirty Fifth President of the United States

“God has …. 99% of the time done judgements that you will find in the Old Testament, that is he has used nations with their weapons of destruction that have had at that point in time to do his judgements. ….He will use existing nations with their arsenal of weapons to do his judgements.”

— Larry Nassa, Former Dept of Defense Employee, Author & Bibical Researcher, Radio Interview 8-30-2003

“God holds his people responsible for righteousness, not for results.”

— Beth Moore ( 1957-   ) Author and founder of Living Proof Ministries

“It is God Who permits it all. But, at the same time, it demonstrates how much punishment can be evoked for not paying attention to God’s dictates.”

— Sister Lucy (1907 –2005) One of three children to witness a series of apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal

“I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment’s would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.”

— Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th President of the United States

“If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will loose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.”

— William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) English novelist, playwright & short-story writer

“History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.”

— Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) Army General, involved in war in the Philippines, World War I, World War II, & Korean War

“No nation which has out grown its God has lived to write the additional pages of history. This nation is in need of a spiritual reawakening, and a reaffirmation in trust in God.”

— Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th President of the United States

“God…my self in the Bronx always says that God has a funny sense of humor. ..He has a way of treating things, he deals with each individual soul delicately, tenderly, compassionately but he deals with groups of people [country] according to certain laws and he always observes those laws and that means the innocent are punished with the evil.”

— Father Malachi Martin (1921-1999) Exorcist Priest, Theologian &  Author, Radio Interview

“I was stretched every which way but loose …”I was stretched by Mel Gibson. I was stretched by the Guy Upstairs and also I was stretched by the guy downstairs. What it did was completely strengthen my faith and I have realized something very interesting. I had never before subscribed to the idea that maybe Satan is a real person, but I can attest that he was in my room a lot and I know that he hit everyone on this production. …

“I had all these computers and synthesizers in my studio and the hard drives would go down and the digital picture that lives on the computer with the music would just freeze on his [Satan’s] face [Movie The Passion of the Christ]. Then the volume would go to ten and it would happen all the time. The first time it happened, it scared me …Once I got over the initial shock of that, I learned to work around it and learned to reboot the computers and so I would start talking to him.

There was one day when I had been on the movie for about four months when it really became bad that day and a lot of things that were causing doubt in me and I had had enough. The computers froze for about the tenth time that day and it was about nine o’clock at night and so I got really mad, and I told Satan to manifest himself and I said, ‘Let’s go out into the parking lot and let’s go.’ It was a sea change in me. I knew that this was war. I am not a physical person, but I was really angry on this occasion. I had booted everything down and saved it and I was walking down the stairs and I was verbalizing and saying to Satan, ‘Manifest yourself right now.’ … He didn’t manifest himself, but I wished he would have. It changed for me after that.”

— John Debeny (1956- ) Award-winning Film Composer, Movie Producer of “The Passion of the Christ”

“Only religious people are able to see this dimension in history that historians usually miss. They see what is unseen behind all that is seen. Our history is also His-story.”

— Gerald M. Verschuuren  (1946-    ) Scientist, author & speaker on the philosophy of Science & Biology

“The Communists affirm the existence of God by their denial of him, falling back upon the old argument that we need not deny what does not exist.”

— Dr Marcus Bach (1906-1995), Author, from the book God and the Soviets

“We say the name of God, but that is only habit.”

— Nikita Khrushchev (1894 – 1971), Russian statesman and premier.

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

— George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair] (1903 – 1950) The British novelist & essayist

“If there were no God, there would be no atheists.”

— G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) British Journalist, Poet, Author and Playwright

“No arsenal, no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”

— Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th President of the United States

“He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.” “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

— George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair] (1903 – 1950) The British novelist & essayis

“If God does not exist, then everything is permitted (allowed).”

— Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Russian Novelist & Journalist

“Free will is the liberty to choose what is right.”

— Father Malachi Martin (1921-1999) Exorcist Priest, Theologian &  Author, Radio Interview

“The U.S. must not merely possess the means to act alone if necessary; it must also cultivate the will. Fate, or Divine Providence, has placed America at this time in the position of sole superpower, with the consequent duty to uphold global order and to punish, or prevent, the great crimes of the world.”

— Paul Johnson (1928- ), Journalist, historian, speechwriter & author

“There is a battle in our society, a battle in the western world; it’s been lost in the rest of the Western world, at least in Western Europe. The battle ground for this is the United States of America. Will we be governered by, in our own lives, Judaeo Christian values or secular values.”

— Dennis  Prager (1948- ) Author, Columnist & Talk Radio Hos

“Socialism is where decent, but ignorant people evolve to automatically. Is the default position. In other words, people left to themselves, without input of wisdom, end up arriving at the conclusion that socialism makes a lot of sense.  … Socialism is only defeated by a constant injection of religo moral energy. Only the Judeo–Christian tradition combats socialism. If you block yourself off from any kind of authentic input of wisdom, little by little socialism begins to make more and more sense.”

— Rabbi Daniel Lapin  (1950-   ) Orthodox Rabbi, talk show host and author

“I, in my own mind, have thought of America as a place in the divine scheme of things that was set aside as a promised land. … I believe that God in shedding his grace on this country has always in the divine scheme of things kept an eye on our land and guided it as a promised land.”

— Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th President of the United States

“The Founding Fathers expressed in words for all to read the ideal of Government based upon the dignity of the individual. That ideal previously had existed only in the hearts and minds of men. They produced the timeless documents upon which the Nation is rounded and has grown great. They, recognizing God as the author of individual fights, declared that the purpose of Government is to secure those rights.

To you and to me this ideal of Government is a self-evident truth. But in many lands the State claims to be the author of human rights. The tragedy of that claim runs through all history and, indeed, dominates our own times. If the State gives rights, it can—and inevitably will—take away those rights.

Without God, there could be no American form of Government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first—the most basic—expression of Americanism. Thus the Founding Fathers saw it, and thus, with God’s help, it will continue to be….Veterans realize, perhaps more clearly than others, the prior place that Almighty God holds in our national life. And they can appreciate, through personal experience, that the really decisive battleground of American freedom is in the hearts and minds of our own people….

The path we travel is narrow and long, beset with many dangers. Each day we must ask that Almighty God will set and keep His protecting hand over us so that we may pass on to those who come after us the heritage of a free people, secure in their God-given rights and in full control of a  Government dedicated to the preservation of those rights.”

— Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) Supreme Commander during WWII & 34th President of U.S

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”

— Albert Einstein (1879–1955) German born theoretical physicist

“We have many men of science; too few men of God. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. Man is blindly stumbling through a spiritual darkness while toying with the precarious secrets of life and death. The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.”

— Omar Bradley (1893–1981) General WWII

“I shall raise my voice as loud and as often as I believe it to be in the interest of the American people. … For it is upon the shaking foundation stones of a complacent citizenry that minority pressures become controlling forces and liberty yields to tyranny. …Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions, those institutions we proudly called the American way of life.”  

— Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) Army General, involved in war in the Philippines, World War I, II & Korean War

“He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more, He who loses faith, loses all.”

—  Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) Wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt &Human Rights Advocate

“The last experience of the sinner is the horrible enslavement of the freedom he desired.”

— C.S. Lewis (1898 –1963) Irish writer, scholar & Christian apologetic

“The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights and privileges as American citizens. The time is come—it is now—when we ought to hear about the responsibilities of our citizenship. America’s future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God’s government.”

— Peter Marshall (1902–1949) Pastor and Chaplain of the United States Senate

“America is the hope of every enslaved man, because it is the last bastion of freedom in the world. Only America has the power and spiritual resources to stand as a barrier between militant Communism and the people of the world. It is the last ‘dike’ holding back the rampaging flood waters of militant Communism. If it crumples, there is no other dike, no other dam; no other line of defense to fall back upon. America is the last hope of millions of enslaved peoples.”

— Richard Wurmbrand (1909–2001) Romanian Christian Minister, Author, and Educator (imprisoned in Communist Romania spent fourteen years in solitary confinement

“The advent of the “All Volunteer Force” in the 1970s increased the proportion of practicing Christians among both officers and enlisted. Since 9/11, the “foxhole factor” has come into play: The number of atheists is inversely proportional to that of bullets flying. In short, there have been the very opposite of popular pressures for secularization.”

— Angelo M. Codevilla (1943-  ) Former U.S. Navy officer, Professor, and Author

“Well I believe we [our generation more pro-life] are because all of us were born since Roe vs. Wade and we realize that our birth was not guaranteed.”

— Unknown

“The United States is only one superpower. Today they lead the world. Nobody has doubts about it. Militarily. They also lead economically but they’re getting weak. But they don’t lead morally and politically anymore. The world has no leadership. The United States was always the last resort and hope for all other nations. There was the hope, whenever something was going wrong, one could count on the United States. Today, we lost that hope.”

— Lech Walesa (1943-   ) Polish electrican, rights activist who co-founded Solidarity, later became President of Poland

“Certain developments (events) are willed by the Lord of History, and they shall take place.”

— Stefan Wyszyński (1901-1981) Polish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.  A murderer is less to fear.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43BC) Roman Philosopher, Lawyer, Statesman and constitutionalist

“God chastises those he loves and all through history whether you want to go back to the Old Testament or New Testament God has always punished all nations when they go against God.

When ever mankind drifts away god, pushes them back in line. So, it isn’t a matter of saying Ok where has scriptures warned me that if my country does such and such. Well it has warned us about morality, basic charity as a society. When society differs and goes against god, we a country were supposed to be a nation under god have given over to a million abortions a year, we are accepting homosexuality as a normal life style, our country is pursing immoral act with in other nations, to where our country it self has become a godless nation. And god himself does not sit back and say oh well let them do what they want to do. God is god and god is going to insure and insist that mankind keep his attention on him one way or another. God doesn’t need 6 billion faithful people that are forced into fidelity, he wants mankind stay in faith fidelity with him by free will and choice. And, god has always through history as the scriptures records and predicts that god purifies mankind to make us worthy to accept us him and receive him as a god.”

— Father Andrew Wingate, Founder of “Oblates of St. Therese”, Radio Interview January 8, 2003

“I stand before you today heart broken, I know history and I love this country …God blessed this country and it took sacrifice because even though they were endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that’s an inheritance. And if you are not willing to fight for you inheritance, even when you leave your children, if they won’t fight for it, they don’t keep it. Mean greedy evil people will take it away.

So many of the things we are doing right now as a country are things that lead to loss of a country. I leave you with this thought and challenge any historian, no mater who you are where you are. You show me a country that ever met its demise while as a nation it was honoring the one true God. You won’t find it. Let’s keep this country alive.”

— Louie Gohmert (1953-  ) Representative from Texas on Bill H.R. 397, 2009

“Communism denies God, enslaves men, and destroys justice.”

— Richard Milhous Nixon (1913–1994) 37th President of the United States

“I will have no King but King Jesus. Someone has stolen my country and I want Her Back.”

— Pastor Garrett Lear – Pastor of the Patriots

“In essence I find that the foundation of modern conservatism is driven by a clinging to God in fear of the world, whereas the foundation of modern liberalism is a clinging to the world in fear of God; albeit, the true foundation should be one’s clinging to God in fear of God.”

― Chriss Jami (Christopher James Gilbert) Poet, essayist, and philosopher

“The founders of the United States of America … founded it on the principles ancient convent between the Hebrews and God. The only reason that we fear that right now we stare down into the abyss of doom. The only reason that deep in our hearts we question whether the United States of American will indeed continue, and will it indeed continue as the nation we know and love. The only reason that deep in our hearts we worry for its future is because deep in our hearts we know that this country had abandoned the faith of Abraham, Isaiah, and Jacob. This county has stepped out from beneath that convent, that guaranteed durability. Not just ancient Israel but all those who followed in those paths.”

― Rabbi Daniel Lapin  (1950-   ) Orthodox rabbi, talk show host and author

“The tyranny of relativism is the spiritual poverty of our time”

— Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) (1936-  ) 266th Pope of the Catholic Church

“Christianity is the perfection of Judaism. It is Judaism full flower.”

— Father Andrew, Co-Redemptrix Friary Roxbury, MA

“Christianity is the perfection of Judaism. It is Judaism full flower.”

— Father Andrew, Co-Redemptrix Friary Roxbury, MA

“If God did not forgive us all, the world would not exist.”

— Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) (1936-  ) 266th Pope of the Catholic Church

“Communism starts with the proposition that there are no universal truths or general truths of human nature.”

— Richard Milhous Nixon (1913–1994) 37th President of the United States

“The wicked shall depart to Sheol [Hell], all the nations that forget God.” (Including the United States of America)

— Psalm 9:17 RSV

“Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse;”

— Romans 1:20 RSV

“You know the words from the Bible: ‘Build not on sand, but on rock’.”

— Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) Russian novelist & historian, spent years in a Soviet Labor Camp for criticizing Joseph Stali

“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) German Writer and Poet

“Do you get the feeling God is no longer watching over America?”

— Matthew “Matt” Drudge (1966 –    ) Editor of the web site the Drudge Report & Author

“There is an old Christian hymn that says this is my father’s world and I am absolute convinced of that. We need to be more sensitive to the movement of God in our history because it gives us reason for optimism. You know, a lot of times we feel very pessimistic. But when we see how God has already moved in the past, why would we fear for the future?”

— Chaplin Barry Black – ( 1948-)  62nd Chaplain of the U.S. Senate (from the Movie Monumental)

“This is a new nation when we think about history and world history. And this country was allowed to emerge adn become what it is because of the grace of God. And those who founded this nation understood that. An that’s why—you know, America hasn’t been destroyed like other nations that have fallen because because there are still people here who call on  the name of the lord.”

— Alvida King (1951-) Christian Minister and Author (from the Movie Monumental)

“After World War II…we had the opportunity to rule the world. … Something has happened since those days and there is much about America that is no longer good…the list is almost endless … We have confused liberty with license – and we are paying the awful price. We are a society poised on the brink of self-destruction. … What is the problem? The real problem is within ourselves. … I believe the fundamental crisis of our time is a crisis of the spirit. We have lost sight of the moral and spiritual principles on which this nation was established – principles drawn largely from the Judeo-Christian tradition as found in the Bible.”

— Billy Graham (1918 – Christian Evangelist and Minister

“Without God there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience….without God there is a coarsening of the society; without God democracy will not and cannot long endure…. America needs God more than God needs America. If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.”

— Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th President of the United States

“We can’t have it both ways. We can’t expect God to protect us in a crisis and just leave Him over there on the shelf in our day-to-day living. I wonder if sometimes He isn’t waiting for us to wake up, He isn’t maybe running out of patience.”

— Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th President of the United States

“Practically every social institution is in chaos; moral relativism and situational ethics pervade every arena of public life. Any attempts to invoke the authority of Scripture or lessons of history elicits a cry of, ‘Don’t try to push your view of right and wrong on me; I have my own morality!’ We have reached a point of moral deterioration about which the prophets of Israel proclaimed, ‘Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and clever in their own sight! Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine, and valiant men in mixing strong drink; who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!” (Isaiah 5:20-23)

— William (Bill) R. Bright (1921-2003) Minister, Author, and Film Producer

“When a nation establishes its precepts and its standards upon the standards of the Bible, you see a civilization rise. This is now the fruit of what generations before have given to us. And that is why we need to understand, we have lived off the wealth of greatness, greatness of the founders who understood where all truth begins. Truth is what this nation was built upon, the truth of the Bible. And that’s why going forward if we are to be blessed, we need to recognize, what has worked in the past. Which is recognizing the sovereign hand of a holy God and the precepts and the truths of his word. That is what we need to establish today. We can’t just live off the past we have to renew those truths for the next generation.”

― Michele Bachmann – (1956) Member of the House of Representatives from Minnesota

(If we condone or encourage homosexual behavior.) “We risk incurring God’s judgment by legitimizing homosexuality, permitting gay marriage, and misusing science for procreation. If we legalize homosexual marriage in America, we will go ‘on the record’ as disregarding God’s laws and offending the laws of nature. We would do well to count the cost of such disobedience before we reap divine displeasure”

— William (Bill) R. Bright (1921-2003) Minister, Author, and Film Producer

(If we condone or encourage homosexual behavior.) “We risk incurring God’s judgment by legitimizing homosexuality, permitting gay marriage, and misusing science for procreation. If we legalize homosexual marriage in America, we will go ‘on the record’ as disregarding God’s laws and offending the laws of nature. We would do well to count the cost of such disobedience before we reap divine displeasure”

— William (Bill) R. Bright (1921-2003) Minister, Author, and Film Producer

“Scripture reminds us: ‘From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.’ (Luke 12:4). God expects each of us—having been blessed with peace, with prosperity, with life—to dedicate ourselves unreservedly to the task at hand, to rebuild our moral and spiritual foundation which was built upon the eternal truth of God. That foundation made America great. It birthed our nation more than two centuries ago. If we pay the price, we will lead our nation into rebirth and gloriously usher into the ‘Next American Century.’! …

If we continue our destructive path, our time for restoring America is very short indeed. … Over the past fifty years, the United States of America has reversed its course from a nation where godliness prevailed to a nation that seemingly has not time for God. Our drug/sex/rock culture pervades the whole earth through television and movies, with devastating moral effects, eerily reminding us of Babylon described in Jeremiah 51:7: ‘She made the whole earth drunk. The nations drank her wine; therefore they have now gone mad.’ …

Most Americans have forsaken the principles and morals standards that come from God though His inspired word, the Bible; they have traded absolute truth for a humanistic lie. As a result, the nation is reaping the consequences of that flow from our unconfessed sin. As in Babylon, America is having a massive drinking party to the gods of humanism, secularism, materialism, and atheism.

Listen to this biblical warning given to ancient Israel as they stood poised to enter the Promised Land. …”

“When you have eaten your fill, bless the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you don’t forget the Lord your God and begin to disobey him. For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, and when your flocks and herds have become very large, and your silver and gold have multiplied, that is the time to watch out that you don’t become proud, and forget the lord your God.”

“But if you forget about the Lord your God and worship other gods instead, and follow evil ways, you shall certainly perish, just as the Lord has caused other nations in the past to perish. That will be your fate too, if you don’t obey the Lord your God.” (Deuteronomy 8:10-14,19, 20)

— William (Bill) R. Bright (1921-2003) Minister, Author, and Film Producer

“The Decline and Fall of the United States of America’ is going to be a piece of cake for future historians to write.”

— Pat Buchanan (1938) Author, Columnist, Political Commentator, Politian

“Like the Pharisees and Sadducees, many people today do not recognize God reaching out to them, nor do they discover the truth of God’s Word and the simple solutions needed to turn out situation around. Most tragically, they do not foresee their own inevitable destruction because they have rejected God’s personal warning. … Today, America has only two choices: continue its ungodly path to destruction, or respond to God’s call for repentance. … He will restore our nation even at this late hour.

— William (Bill) R. Bright (1921-2003) Minister, Author, and Film Producer

“The criminal is the product of spiritual starvation. Someone failed miserably to bring him to know God, love Him and serve Him.

— J. Edgar Hoover – (1895–1972) First Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

“By rejecting faith in Jesus Christ, America has also rejected God’s protective hand, which until recently, sheltered this nation from harm. We have invited the devil which all his diabolical and destructive power in our daily lives.”

— William (Bill) R. Bright (1921-2003) Minister, Author, and Film Producer

“I see America not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us. I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision.”

— Carl Sandburg (1878–1967) Writer, Editor, and Poet

“If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.”

— Anatole France (1844-1924) French Poet, Journalist, and Novelist

“Our laws and customs were constructed to reflect the Ten Commandments, not only to provide for a good life after death, but for a good life on earth. Christians believe Christs’ order to Love thy God with all thy heart, thy whole soul, thy whole mind and with all thy strength, and love thy neighbor as thyself. We try to live by that Golden Rule in our public and private life. Unfortunately, the Commandments and the Golden Rule are being forgotten by our society; to achieve our rebirth, we must recall them. Only than we can expect to survive.”

— Jeremiah Andrew Denton, Jr. (1924– 2014) Naval Aviator held as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for almost eight years, U.S. Senator

“The future is purchased by the present.”

— Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English Author and Journalist

“We are the blind instruments of Providence.”

— Ferdinand Foch (1851–1929) French General and First Supreme Commander of all Allied Troops in WWI

“God judges nations, states, cities, local areas based on the policies they have.”

— David Barton, Author and Public Speaker on America’s Biblical Heritage

“God has a funny sense of humor. He has a way of treating things, he deals with each individual soul delicately, tenderly, compassionately but he deals with groups of people [a country] according to certain laws and he always observes those laws and that means the innocent are punished with the evil.”

— Father Malachi Martin (Author, Priest and Theologian)

“God has always done judgements. … Ninety-nine percent of the time [He has] done judgements that you will find in the Old Testament. That is He has used nations with their weapons of destruction that have had at that point in time to do His judgements. … He will use existing nations with their arsenal of weapons to do His judgements.”

— Larry Massa (Biblical Teacher, Researcher and Author)

“The (government/media) is not on the side of traditional Biblical values at all. …it takes is an internal standard. This goes back to integrity … ethics today is seen as something very secular. In previous generations ethics was tied to morality, which was tied to integrity, which was tied to religion. So what you find is the more secular an entity becomes the less integrity it has, the less ethical it will be. And that is the problem with the media. The media is, along with professors, those are the two most secular entities in America. ….

Joseph story (1779-1845 put on the Supreme Court Justice by James Madison … said … To secure integrity there must a lofty sense of duty and a deep responsibility to future times as well as to God. … If you are going to have integrity you have to realize you are accountable to God for what you do and say, and if you do that, then you will make that conform because you will answer to Him if you don’t, so that what  creates integrity. That is what we lack in the media today. A God consciousness, no no no no no, it is an anti-God consciousness. … there is not a sense of right and wrong because clearly the media has this equivalency, this moral relativism …A lofty sense of duty, duty means doing with is right even if it hard, even if you don’t want to. …(when) you have a lofty sense of duty and in addition that you have a sense of accountability to future generations and to God. When that is lacking you have bias that clearly come through there will be bias that reflect their beliefs and won’t even attempt to present truth.”

— David Barton, Author and Public Speaker on America’s Biblical Heritage (Wallbuilders – Live 9-18-2014)

“Those public policy decisions do result in consequences … even the good guys had to go thought the nation judgment brought on by bad policies from national leaders. Even if you disagree with those polices, even if you disagree with  non-discrimination ordinances if your city has one God not going to be able to bless that … Even for those who don’t get involved in politics you will pay a price for what your political leaders do. You are not isolated from that …”

— David Barton, Author and Public Speaker on America’s Biblical Heritage (Wallbuilders Daily Radio – 9-9-2014)

“Today it is said we live in a secular society in which many people-the best people, the most enlightened people-do not believe in any religion. But I think that you cannot eliminate religion from the psyche of mankind. If you suppress it in one form, it merely re-emerges in another form. You can not believe in God, but you still have to believe in something that gives meaning to your life, and shapes your sense of the world. Such a belief is religious.

Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism. Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban atheists. Why do I say it’s a religion? Well, just look at the beliefs. If you look carefully, you see that environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs and myths.

There’s an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there’s a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge, and as a result of our actions there is a judgment day coming for us all. We are all energy sinners, doomed to die, unless we seek salvation, which is now called sustainability. Sustainability is salvation in the church of the environment. Just as organic food is its communion, that pesticide-free wafer that the right people with the right beliefs, imbibe.

Eden, the fall of man, the loss of grace, the coming doomsday-these are deeply held mythic structures. They are profoundly conservative beliefs. They may even be hard-wired in the brain, for all I know. I certainly don’t want to talk anybody out of them, as I don’t want to talk anybody out of a belief that Jesus Christ is the son of God who rose from the dead. But the reason I don’t want to talk anybody out of these beliefs is that I know that I can’t talk anybody out of them. These are not facts that can be argued. These are issues of faith.

And so it is, sadly, with environmentalism. Increasingly it seems facts aren’t necessary, because the tenets of environmentalism are all about belief. It’s about whether you are going to be a sinner, or saved. Whether you are going to be one of the people.”

— John Michael Crichton (1942–2008) Author, Physician, Film Producer and Director

I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that ‘an unjust law is no law at all.’

Now, what is the difference between the two? How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. ….”

— Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968)  African-American Civil Rights leader

“One if the divine mysteries of life is how and why God protects some people.”

— Richard “Little Bear” Wheeler – Author, Public Speaker and Storyteller, and Pastor (book God’s Mighty Hand, pg. 172)

“I think what happening is the adversary (satin) in his arrogance and pride has becomes so bold that he has tipped his hand. He usually is the great masquerader who hides his reals goals. But in this case he made the mistake of revealing his true agenda.

What is happening in America today isn’t a political debate. It is the confrontation, the conflict between two mutual exclusive religions. They can’t coexist. One is going to prevail over the other. And the godless humanism of the religion that has come to predominate throughout our culture thinks it’s now so powerful that it can intrude into every dimension of people’s lives. And Government has become more and more intrusive in that way controlling what we think and what we say.

And Christians my finally begin recognize how much is at stake here and what stand to lose. This isn’t about Republicans and Democrats or liberals and conservatives. This is about the integrity of our faith as Christians, and our commitment to the word of God. Can we preach what God says, can we live by what the Bible teaches, or is the coercive power of the government going to destroy freedoms that we as Americas we have always pretty much taken for granted because they have always been there.

Well now they are under attack in a blatant and obvious way that is unprecedented in American history.  And hopefully that will wake up a lot of folks.”

— Dr. Laurence L. White – Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church Huston, TX (Wallbuilders Radio 11-4-2014)

“Judgment is real, just as heaven and hell are real … An intrinsic evil (abortion, contraception, premarital sex, same-sex acts and the taking of innocent human life) is anything that is always and at every time wrong – that can never be seen as a ‘good …

all of us will be judged by how we vote. And, yes, there are many Catholics with erroneous consciences who have made prudential judgments that are wrong and have consistently made prudential judgments that are wrong.

Either they do not fully understand the teaching of the Church or they choose to ignore that teaching and they choose an evil, and an intrinsic evil.

For any society to be just, it must reflect the order of God …There are fundamental rights that no one can violate and those are the inalienable rights that our forefathers recognized so clearly – and note the order – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”   

— Samuel J. Aquila (1950) Catholic Archbishop of Denver

“… in order to enslave a person, he must be taught to think of himself as an animal with no spiritual purpose and no eternal soul.

Once he has been “programmed” to reject God, he is ready to embrace the State as his god and master The communist know that a person who holds to his belief in God cannot be enslaved. You may imprision his body, but you will never enslave his mind and spirit. Thus the concept of God must be erased from the minds of people in order for them to be the slaves of the State.”

— Marlin Maddoux (1933–2004) Christian Show Host of Point of View, Founder of the USA Radio Network, National Center for Freedom & Renewal and Alliance Defense Fund co-founder, Author and Journalist. (Book America betrayed page 31)

“For the final goal of world-revolution is not socialism or even Communism, it is not a change in the existing economic system, it is not the destruction of civilization in a material sense: the revolution desired by the leaders is a moral and spiritual revolution, an anarchy of ideas by which all standards set up throughout nineteen centuries shall be reversed, all honored traditions trampled under foot, and, above all, the Christian ideal finally obliterated.”

— Nesta Helen Webster (1876–1960) British Historian and Author writing on the Occult and Secret Societies (Book Secret Societies and Subversive Movements, 1924)

“Secular humanism and Christianity are on a collision course. Any system that teaches anything contrary to moral relativism — such as the Christian doctrine of absolute truth and biblical moral standards — is a threat to the entire humanistic position. And on order for humanism to bring about its desired goals, man must be stripped of his belief in God and moral absolutes. Humanism cannot prevail as long as man believes in God.

The strand of humanism runs through the fabric of many social and political movements bent on establishing a new world order. The most notable of these on the world stage today are Communism and Socialism. Their basic beliefs contain the same enmity toward God and moral absolutes as reflected in humanism.”

— Marlin Maddoux (1933–2004) Christian Show Host of Point of View, Founder of the USA Radio Network, National Center for Freedom & Renewal and Alliance Defense Fund co-founder, Author and Journalist. (Book America betrayed page 33-34)

“It is easy to see that the moral sense has been bred out of certain sections of the population, like the wings have been bred off certain chickens to produce more white meat on them. This is a generation of wingless chickens, which I suppose is what Nietzsche meant when he said God was dead.”

— (Mary) Flannery O’Connor – (1925-1964) American Christian Writer and Essayist

“We can trace all our human problems to our view on God.”

— Brad Bright – Author and Public Speaker on God and the Bible

“Right and wrong cease to exist the moment God is removed from the equation.”

“Racism is okay –­ unless the God of the Bible actually exists.”

“Abortion is just fine ­unless the God of the Bible really does exist.”

“There is nothing wrong with homosexual behavior, greed, theft, slavery, pedophilia, rape, murder or genocide – unless the God of the Bible exists.”

“If the God of the Bible does not exist then morality is merely a fairy tale on the same level as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.”

“Believing in morality while denying God’s existance is no different than believing in the toorth fairy.”

— Brad Bright – Author and Public Speaker on God and the Bible

“Welcome to a culture where right and wrong have taken such a beating they’re no longer recognizable. If you think this debasement of our culture can never really affect you, think again. Today’s moral relativism and selfish agendas are moving through the whole body of society like a cancer, putting all of us at risk.”

— Tammy Bruce – Radio Talk Show Host, Author (Book The Death of Right and Wrong: Exposing the Left’s Assault on Our Culture, pg 11)

“Every member of the Senate takes the same oath and here’s where I differ with a lot of my colleagues.  Let me read the oath to you because I think it’s part of our problem. ‘I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.  That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. That I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter, so help me God.’

Your state is not mentioned one time on that oath.  Your whole goal is to protect the United States of America, Constitution and liberties. It is not to be able to provide benefits to your state. That’s where we differ. That is where my conflict with my collogues.

It’s nice to be able to do things for your state, but that isn’t our charge. Our charge is to protect the future of our country by upholding the Constitution and ensuring the liberty that’s guaranteed there is protected and preserved. …  Can we cheat history? … But I don’t believe we can if we continue to ignore the wisdom of our founding documents.”

— Thomas Allen “Tom” Coburn (1948) Medical Doctor and Senator from Oklahoma

“There are laws in the spirit realm. There are laws in the universe that God sets in place that cannot be changed. Not even by even by God himself. He could because he is sovereign and he is powerful but he will not. Because God will abide by the laws that he himself set in motion. He will submit to those laws. There are all sorts or laws. There are physical laws. There are cosmic laws that rule the celestial bodies. There are physical laws such like the laws of gravity that govern our physical world. And there are spiritual laws that God set in place and everybody has to abide by those laws, including God himself. The angels have to abide by those laws and devils and demons have to abide by those laws. So there certain things that governs everything that happens. …

The thing that people need to understand is that both God and the devil, or demons, cannot do anything unless people cooperate with them. This is a concept that a lot of people do not comprehend. They don’t comprehend it. God cannot do anything …on this earth unless man prays, and unless man cooperates. And this is something that is alien to most people. They cannot grasp that concept. They think that because God is so powerful, and he is so sovereign, he can do whatever he wants, at any time he wants, and doesn’t need anybody. …

In 2 Cornicles 7:14 if my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways then I will heal from heaven; and I will heal their land. But when that does not happen, God will not intervene. God can intervene. God can intervene right now in America. God can intervene, but is not going to happen unless there is a lot of God’s people praying and interceding and people start repenting on their sin like Nineveh. Now of course Nineveh was Old Testament but principle is the same. The principles are the same.

When a nation becomes wicked, when a nation becomes corrupted, God has no choice but to step back and let the powers of darkness do whatever they want to do. … When you hear the term ‘allows,’ is that he has no choice he cannot do anything because we have shut him out. We have shut him out of schools. We have kicked him out of schools. We have kicked him out of the government. We have kicked him out of our lives, kicked him out of everything and so he is unable. He cannot intervene. God cannot relieve his angels to minister for you because you kicked him out of your life. … It is a legal issue.

It is a legal issue. See the Lord ‘WILL NEVER’, I repeat, ‘WILL NEVER’ come into a place he is not invited. It works both ways. The devil and the demons cannot come into a house, a life, or a nation or whatever unless they are invited. And the angels of God and the Lord himself cannot come into a life, into a city, into a nation unless they are invited. It works both ways. … But the only way (back under God’s protection) it will happen is if God’s people in America will intercede and pray, that is the only way it will happen. …Most people have no idea the power of prayer.

Right now God is looking throughout America for people to stand in the gap. So he does not allow the powers of darkness that are about to ravage, ravage, and destroy this nation. God is looking for intercessors that will stand in the gap so he can send his angels from heaven and protect. Protect, a life, a protect a home, a family, protect a city, protect a nation. That is why this nation has not been destroyed so far. Because there have been people here, there have been Christians here who have been standing in the gap and they have been paying for very many years.”

— Augusto Perez (1951) Cuban Born Pastor, Author, Radio Talk Show Host (Interview on George Ann Hughes Byte Radio Show, The Sovereignty of God, November 15, 2008)

Without virtue, civilization dies.

Without religion, virtue dies.

Therefore without religion, civilization dies.

In other words:

Virtue is necessary for the survival of civilization

And religion is necessary for the survival of virtue.

Therefore religion is necessary for the survival of civilization.

— Peter Kreeft (1937) Professor, and Christian Author (book Back to Virtue, pg. 192-193

“Do we want people punished, based on other people’s preconceptions, rather than on the facts of the individual case? Apparently there are ranting mobs who do, and many in the media who give them a platform for spouting off …

Every society has orders and rules, but not every society has the rule of law — “a government of laws and not of men.” Nor was it easy to achieve even an approximation of the rule of law. It took centuries of struggle — and lives risked and sacrificed — to achieve it in those countries which have some approximation of it today.

To just throw all of that overboard because of mobs, the media or racial demagoguery is staggering.

A generation that jumps to conclusions on the basis of its own emotions, or succumbs to the passions or rhetoric of others, deserves to lose the freedom that depends on the rule of law. Unfortunately, what they say and what they do can lose everyone’s freedom, including the freedom of generations yet unborn.

If grand juries are supposed to vote on the basis of what mobs want, instead of on the basis of the evidence that they see — and which the mob doesn’t even want to see — then we forfeit the rule of law and our freedom that depends on it.”

 — Thomas Sowell (1930)  Economist, Political Philosopher, and Autho

“If there is a God, there is a map. If God has a map, his map is the true map.

The civilization you sit in … is now obvious in crisis, perhaps death pangs, twisting grotesquely like a dying animal, swirling down the garbage drain—this civilization was founded on God’s road map.

The most striking feature if this map is the stark fat of the Two Roads. There is the road that leads to Life, and there is the road that leads to Death. There is Good, and there is Evil. There is Right and there is Wrong.”

— Peter Kreeft (1937) Professor, and Christian Author (book Back to Virtue, pg 11.)

“God knows the meaning of history better than historians do because history is ‘his story.’ He is its Author and we are its characters. It is true that human free choice moves history, but so does God … moves the plot.”

— Peter Kreeft (1937) Professor, and Christian Author (book Back to Virtue, pg. 47)

“The present. Where do we go from here? Nearly everyone agrees we are standing at the edge of an age, perhaps a new axial period. We have left modernity behind almost as surely as we have left antiquity behind We are ‘postmodern’. But we do not yet know is what that means.

From our unique experiment in living without a set of objective values. Only two roads lie open: return or destruction. Once the sled is on the slippery slope leading to the abyss, we either bake or break; and no amount of rhetoric about ‘progress’ can alter that fact. Crying ‘progress’ as we die will not rise us from death.”

— Peter Kreeft (1937) Professor, and Christian Author (book Back to Virtue, pg. 36)

“I have come to see the real clash of the ages, involve wars and various historical circumstances, as being a clash of satan’ s versus God’s plan for man to learn and experience true liberty, by first receiving forgiveness of sins through the work of Christ on the cross, and then walking in the ‘newness of life.

Life really is that simple. Satan tries to corrupt and destroy the joy God desires for His children. Satan has used ignorance to keep people from experiencing God’s love and plan of salvation. People have groped in the darkness, being led to forfeit their God-given rights of liberty in Christ Jesus. Satan has used various governments of the world to suppress people by taxing them to death, and keeping them ignorant by means of their godless government schools. He has used anything he can to keep people from understanding that they can learn how to govern themselves from God’ great law book, the Bible.

Our Founding Fathers deliberately used the Bible as their guide. They tried to ensure that schools, likewise, use the Bible to teach Christian self-government, the true source of liberty. These Scriptural principles were so instilled in the minds of our forefathers that they would fight and die for liberty. This divine fight, however, is not easily won our arch foe is ruthless in enslaving mankind.”

— Richard “Little Bear” Wheeler – Author, Public Speaker and Storyteller, and Pastor (book God’s Mighty Hand, pg. 128, 129)

“Does God intervene in the affairs of men, and wars? If so, all war? Does God choose sides in war? Does He determine the outcome? Obviously the answer to those questions is a resounding ‘Yes!’ God is sovereign, omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. Wars and their outcome are directly decided according to His will; God determines who will lose or win.”

— Richard “Little Bear” Wheeler – Author, Public Speaker and Storyteller, and Pastor (book God’s Mighty Hand, pg. 191-192)

“Does God intervene in the affairs of men, and wars? If so, all war? Does God choose sides in war? Does He determine the outcome? Obviously the answer to those questions is a resounding ‘Yes!’ God is sovereign, omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. Wars and their outcome are directly decided according to His will; God determines who will lose or win.”

— Richard “Little Bear” Wheeler – Author, Public Speaker and Storyteller, and Pastor (book God’s Mighty Hand, pg. 191-192)

“It is essential for us to undertand where the source our blessings is … It is a principle that was established by God in which he made us to function in a certin way. When peope operate in accourdane with his laws they prosper. It is not they create the laws that they discover and operate within them. When you undertand and operate within them there is prosperity and peace.”

— Robert “Bob” McEwen (1950) Former United States Congressman & public speaker on pro-family interests and free-market economics (2010 ProFamily Legislators Conference)

“There is an unfortunate tendency for modern commentators to emphasize the spiritual and personal aspects of the prophetic message to the people as individuals, and to ignore the stated transgressions of a nation as a whole. … Transgression, in short, requires punishment; if rebellion is national and collective, then punishment will be national and collective. This has great importance today: similar sins should produce similar punishment.”

— Gary North (1942) Economist and Author (Book An Introduction to Christian Economics, pg. 3-4)

“Once the morals of a country goes so does the nation.”

— Michael Savage (Michael Alan Weiner) (1942) Radio Host, Author and Political Commentator.

“The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights and privileges as American Citizens. The time has come – it is now – when we ought to hear about the duties and responsibilities of our citizenship. America’s future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God’s government.”

— Peter Marshall (1902–1949) Pastor and Chaplain of the United States Senate

“This is what it means when God abandons a society. Sexual revolution, down one more step; homosexual revolution, down one more step; you can’t ever get your way out of it because the mind, the cultural mind is gone…it’s gone…it’s gone.  And I would put it this way, maybe simply, there’s no surer indicator of a corrupted, wicked and abandoned society under God’s wrath than when that society does not tolerate anger against sin.  This society will not tolerate you standing up and displaying righteous indignation against sin.”

— John MacArthur (1939) Pastor of  Grace Community Church and host of Radio Show Grace to You

“There’s no surer indicator of a corrupted, wicked and abandoned society under God’s wrath than when that society does not tolerate anger against sin.  This society will not tolerate you standing up and displaying righteous indignation against sin.”

— John MacArthur (1939) Pastor of  Grace Community Church and host of Radio Show Grace to You

“Everything in the physical world has limits. You have limits. I have limits. Only God is without limits. And therein lies the problem. Government is filled with godless people who somehow think that job is open. They are climbing over each other to fill that position. And you know what? It’s going to happen. God is going to let them fill that position for a brief time. The time will be brief … This is going to be trouble on a scale beyond what the world has ever seen.”

— Craige McMillan – Author and Commentator for WND

“Morally and ethically, the U.S. Supreme Court justices who voted to force states to legalize abortion are as guilty as the abortion clinics that have murdered 65 million innocents since Roe v Wade. Out of thin air, a “right” was discovered in the nation’s founding documents guaranteeing that half the population could relieve itself of the consequences of an unwanted pregnancy, at the cost of another human being’s life.

In place of 65 million babies that would have been, the abortion industry sprang to life. Doctors, who had sworn an oath to “do no harm” suddenly found abortion a lucrative career. Like most industries “serving” the poor, it soon demanded public subsidy for its “good works.”

Enterprising politicians took this campaign blood money, blessed it at the altar of their ambitions and offered the increase that the abortion industry sought. In so doing, they slaughtered the right to conscience for American taxpayers who recognized abortion as the abomination that it was: the willful murder of innocents by that one person God most intended to protect them.

Having succeeded in destroying the conscience of this nation, those same politicians set their sights on the rest of the world. American taxpayers subsidized this, too. We exported our brutality worldwide.

Curiously silent were America’s Christian churches. Beyond offering sermons or homilies on an annual right-to-life Sunday, and lighting a candle for the endless list of victims, they chose to worship as the alter of 501(c)3 IRS tax deductible contributions. Christians who did exercise their freedom of speech against abortion were marginalized by the media-wing of the abortion industry and prosecuted by the government.

The debate fell silent. Only God cared. Welcome to the endgame, America. Judgment has arrived. …weep for what was once America.”

— Craige McMillan – Author and Commentator for WND

(Feedback about Matt’s piece responding to the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling) “There’s nothing like being called a bigoted pile of garbage in the first sentence and being told in the next that love has won. Indeed, you know love has emerged victorious when a bunch of liberals are screaming in your face, calling your children ugly, and urging you to kill yourself. …

Progressivism, as we’ve seen, is a bubbling cauldron of vile, hideous hatred. They dress it up in vacuous, absurd little symbols and hashtags and bright colors, yet the elites who drive the gay agenda are not out to spread love and happiness, but hostility and suspicion. And the obedient lemmings who blindly conform, with rainbows in their Facebook photos and chanting whatever motto they’ve been assigned, don’t really understand what they’re doing or why they’re doing it. The fact that this is the same ideology to come up with vapid slogans like #LoveWins is an irony too bewildering to comprehend.

When our culture was grounded in Christian principles, we used to think of love in the way that St. Paul described it: Love is patient, love is kind, love does not boast, love is not self-seeking. Now in this progressive dystopia, love has suddenly become something that tells you to drink battery acid and die. The difference is slight, but noticeable.  …

When we’re dealing with moral quandaries — questions of right and wrong, truth and lies — it is not a legitimate argument to say “it doesn’t affect me. …Marriage is the bedrock upon which all of human civilization rests. To expand its definition into oblivion is to weaken and destabilize it. …It makes no sense. That is, until you come to understand that liberals desire not to fortify or strengthen the family, but to dismember it.”

— Matt Walsh – Public Speaker and Commentator for WND

“The Supreme Court has spoken and ruled from a position of common law – human law – that gay and lesbian couples have a fundamental right to marry. This is the highest rule that humans can make. Yet this is not the final word.

In the end, natural law, God’s law will always trump common law. Do not fear or be confused or deceived. Remain prayerful. Keep looking up. God will have the final word in this matter.”

— Alvida King (1951) Christian Minister and Author.

“Remember! These giant souls set America free and kept her free. Hold fast your sacred heritage. Americans! Remember! Remember!”

“I want, somewhere in America, on or near the Rockies, the backbone of the Continent, so far removed from succeeding, selfish, coveting civilizations, a few feet of stone that bears witness, carries the likeness, the dates, a word or two of the great things we accomplished as a Nation, placed so high it won’t pay to pull them down for lesser purposes.”

— John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (1867–1941) Sculptor who carved the monument at Mount Rushmore

“If God doesn’t judge America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”

— Ruth Bell Graham (1920–2007) Wife of Evangelist Billy Graham

“A Nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope.”

— Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church

“A Nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope.”

— Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church

“There’s an individual, an individual and his own wickedness or individual work is going to be judged in the Eternity so to speak after life. But a nation the sins or the iniquities of a nation have to be judged in mortality rather than immorality. And in when it’s charged in mortality, then it’s the nation that has to be punished. We’re told in the New Testament that there’s no forgiveness of sin without the shedding of blood. Now individual sin can be forgiven because of the blood of Christ, but the sin of a nation, the blood that has to be shed, in their turn from the absence of God is the blood of the citizens themselves. The nation suffers because of it not the individual. Individual sin is judged in the hereafter. The sins of a nation have to be judged because there are no nations in the hereafter.”

— Bruce Douglas Porter (1952) Author and Speaker on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  (Interview)

“Do you get the feeling God is no longer watching over America?”

— Matthew “Matt” Drudge (1966) Editor of the web site the Drudge Report & Author

“We are a people of faith who see God’s hand in our lives and in our history.”

— Ted Cruz (1970) United States Senator from Texas

“There are only two states of being: submission to God and goodness or the refusal to submit to anything beyond one’s own will—which refusal automatically enslaves one to the forces of evil. We must ultimately belong to God or the devil. This paradox was of course, expressed by Christ when he said, ‘Whoever will save his life shall lose it. And whoever shall lose his life, for my sake, shall find it.’ … As C.S. Lewis put it, ‘There is no neutral ground in the universe: every square inch, every split second is claimed by God or satan.’”

— Morgan Scott Peck (1936–2005) Psychiatrist and Author (book People of the Lie by M. Scott Peck, pg. 83)

“God never separates our economy and our morality – they are inextricably linked forever. We are at our all-time low in morality, what is concomitant is an economic crash – you can count on it!”

— Michael Bresciani – Writer, Preacher & Publisher of American Prophet.org

“All that we call human history – money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery – is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”

— C.S. Lewis (1898 –1963) Irish Writer, Scholar & Christian Apologetic

“Every nation has a soul. It has core moral consensus which determines who we are and how we live together. The soul of America is dying, because we are allowing it to die.”

— Dr. Laurence L. White – Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church Huston, TX (Wallbuilders Radio Show, 12-14-2015)

“Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition.”

“This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country – the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age?”

“He attacks all of us and he attacks all of our institutions.”

— Richard “Rick” Santorum (19580) Attorney, U. S. Senator Pennsylvania & Candidate in the 2016 Presidential Election (Talk at Ave Maria University)

“When you look at it progressivism leads to socialism, socialism leads to communism, and communism is one step away from luciferism. It is all one track taking us to the same destination.”

― Michael Lake – Chancellor and Founder of Biblical Life College and Seminary, author and public speaker. (Interview on The Edge AM, 1-31-2015)

“Satan desires the destruction of your families, your countries and the entire planet. You must not cooperate with him. Choose to live in Holy Love. You do not understand, My dear little children, what evil lies in hearts. You cannot comprehend the fury of nature which is not in harmony with Gods Will.”

— Marian Apparition, Midnight Prayer Service at the United Hearts Shrine, Ohio June 18, 2004

“There are people working behind the scenes who are setting us up for this terrible, terrible conflict that’s coming. Behind that there are powerful, spiritual forces.”

— Stanley Kimball Monteith (1929–2014) Radio Host of Liberty Radio, Author and Surgeon

“Somehow or other an extraordinary idea has arisen that the disbelievers in miracles consider them coldly and fairly, while believers in miracles accept them only in connection with some dogma. The fact is quite the other way. The believers in miracles accept them because they have evidence for them. The disbelievers in miracles deny them because they have a doctrine against them.”

— C.S. Lewis (1898 –1963) Irish Writer, Scholar & Christian Apologetic

“During my lifetime, I have seen the rise of fascism and communism. Both philosophies glorify the arbitrary power of the state. These ideologies held, at first, a certain fascination for some intellectuals. But both theories fail. Both deny those God-given liberties that are the inalienable right of each person on this planet; indeed they deny the existence of God. Because of this fundamental flaw, fascism has already been destroyed, and the bankruptcy of communism has been laid bare for all to see – a system that is efficient in producing machines of war but cannot feed its people.”

— Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th President of the United States

“The code which those words perpetuate embraces the highest moral laws and will stand the test of any ethics or philosophies ever promulgated for the uplift of mankind. Its requirements are for the things that are right, and its restraints are from the things that are wrong. The soldier, above all other men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training – sacrifice. In battle and in the face of danger and death, he discloses those divine attributes which his Maker gave when he created man in his own image. No physical courage and no brute instinct can take the place of the Divine help which alone can sustain him. However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country, is the noblest development of, mankind. …

For a century and a half you have defended, guarded, and protected its hallowed traditions of liberty and freedom, of right and justice. Let civilian voices argue the merits or demerits of our processes of government; whether our strength is being sapped by deficit financing, indulged in too long, by federal paternalism grown too mighty, by power groups grown too arrogant, by politics grown too corrupt, by crime grown too rampant, by morals grown too low, by taxes grown too high, by extremists grown too violent; whether our personal liberties are as thorough and complete as they should be. These great national problems are not for your professional participation or military solution. Your guidepost stands out like a ten-fold beacon in the night – Duty – Honor – Country.”

— Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) Army General, involved in war in the Philippines, World War I, II & Korean War

“To young girls and women across the country, I say do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you’re a woman. That is not feminism. Feminism doesn’t shut down conversations or threaten women. It is not about ideology. It is not a weapon to wield against your political opponent. A feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses and uses all her God-given gifts.”

— Cara Carleton “Carly” Fiorina (1954-) Business Executive and Presidential candidate in the 2016 Republican primaries.  

“What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.”

— Adolph Hitler (1889-1945) Founder of the Nazi Party, German Leader Responsible for WWII

“If you don’t hold them [elected officials] account table for the crimes against those that represent us we the people the consequence of violating Constitutional law. …

God is going to teach you the consequence of not keeping His commandments.”

— Bradley Dean – Public Speaker & Host of The Sons of Liberty

“Evil preaches tolerance, and then it tries to silence all that is good.”

— Bradley Dean – Public Speaker & Host of The Sons of Liberty

“You see, the average person think that the teachings of humanism and the triumph of the human spirit is the antidote to cure the wickedness of the world. Yet, in reality, they are actually following the teachings of the king of wickedness, satan.”

— Billy Crone (  ) Pastor of Get A Life Ministries & Author, Book The Final Countdow

“I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself as an instrument of violence and compulsion.  I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.”

— Roger Nash Baldwin (1884-1981) Communist & One of the founders of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.”

— Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd President of the U. S.

“No resistance to tyrants is obedience to satan.”

— Bradley Dean – Public Speaker & Host of The Sons of Liberty

“We stand here at this critical hour between two altars, and two gods. The voice of the Lord cries out, ‘Choose you this day whom you shall serve … Our choice is not between one candidate and another; it is between God and Baal. … The city on hill, founded for the purposes of God, drove God out of its government, out of its culture, out of its public square. It celebrated ungodliness and called evil good and good evil. It lifted up the most innocent and helpless of its inhabitants and slaughtered them on the altars of self-obsession.”

— Jonathan Cahn – Rabbi, Author, and Public Speaker

“Our Lord was crucified by the nice people who held that religion was all right in its place, so long as its place was not here, where it might demand a change of heart. The Cross of Calvary stands at the crossroads of three prosperous civilizations as eloquent testimony to the uncomfortable truth that the successful people, the social leaders, the people who are labeled nice, are the ones most capable of crucifying the Divine Truth and the Eternal Love.

The gravest error of the nice people in all ages is denial of sin. Yet this is always a hopeless illogical stand for any person to take. Even in the natural order, laws cannot be broken without disastrous consequences.”

— Fulton J. Sheen (1895–1979) Catholic Archbishop, Professor, Radio & Television Show Host (book Peace of Soul, page 74)

“We must unite in the high purpose that the liberties etched upon the design of our life by our forefathers be unimpaired and that we maintain the moral courage and spiritual leadership to preserve inviolate that mighty bulwark of all freedom, our Christian faith.”

— Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) Army General, involved in war in the Philippines, World War I, II & Korean War

“Christ is Truth. Truth is the enemy of ‘progressivism,’ just as Truth is the enemy of Islam. They each derive from the same antichrist spirit.”

— Matt Barber – Author & Editor-in Chief of BarbWire.co

“The less we emphasize the Christian religion the further we fall into the abyss of poor character and chaos in the United States of America.”

Daniel Kirkwood Fordice, Jr. (1934-2004) Governor of Mississippi

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

— Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945) German Minister of Propaganda WWII

“ … The problem of abortion. The culture of death. The contempt for human life. The devil must jump for joy when he hears all this because he is a liar and a murderer from the beginning. … The devil, and his minions now being massively in control of the media. Most of the means of social communication. Media moral corruption will remain the order of the day. And don’t think that your family, you loved ones, your kids will somehow be protected, sheltered from it all, without extraordinary valiance, extortionary graces … combined at time with tough love. …. Right now, the prince of this world is having his hour. He is firmly in control of America pop culture. … The devil is having his hour, but don’t forget that God is going to have His day. The day of the Lord .… as scripture says that the devil knows his time is short. So, make sure your    you keep your soul in a state for grace. Be winning side. … just about every family has been wounded in the moral meltdown, the devils rampage in our time.”

— Father Bill Casey (Humility, Confidence, and Vigilance against Evil, CD #3)

“There are three classes of people today: wise men, knaves, and fools. Wise men mean to do good and they do it. Knaves mean to do evil and they do it. The fools will do right or wrong depending on which is the more popular. And they are divided into white fools and black fools. The white fools would rather do right but will do wrong if it’s popular. And the black fools would rather do wrong but will do right if that’s the more popular. Now this is the situation we’re in today and this is one of the basic causes of our degeneration. We’re dying.”

Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) Catholic Archbishop, Professor, Radio & Television Show Host, The Fulton Sheen Program

“We are at the end of Christendom. Not Christianity, not the Church, but [Christendom]. What is Christendom? Christendom is economic, political, social life as inspired by Christian principles. We’re seeing it die. Look at the symptoms. Break up of the family, divorce. Abortion. Immorality. General dishonesty.”

— Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) Catholic Archbishop, Professor, Radio & Television Show Host, The Fulton Sheen Program

George Barna on the 2017 electrion results

“So we’ve got to rethink what we do with a media that is intent on turning America socialist. What we do with the media that will lie and steal and cheat in order to get their preferred candidates elected to office?

Everybody sitting here, the fact that you got elected is a miracle. You may not have had to deal with the national mainstream media the way that Mr. Trump did. But still you’re dealing with a lot of the distortions that the media have planted in the minds and hearts of the people even those who voted for you.

If we believe in truth, we have to rethink what do we do with the media that does not believe in truth? A media that by and large is continually teaching a postmodern world view to Americans. One that says, “Truth is what you make it. Truth is what you personally decide it will be. There is no objective truth that’s right for everybody.”

I can tell you from our research with millennials more and more believe that because they are such a media saturated generation and because there is very little push back to that postmodern teaching. They’re behind that lock stock and barrel. Which is going to make it harder and harder for our younger conservative candidates to ever get elected to anything.

As I look at the future of America this to me is if not the single biggest issue that we have to address, it certainly is one of them. This is Satan’s great tool for distorting the American heart and mind. … The reality is that, particularly our younger people, are moving more toward a socialist perspective. That’s what they’ve been taught in schools.  That’s what their discussions are in social media and so forth.  So we have to address that.”

George Barna – Founder of The Barna Group, Wallbuilders Radio Show 1-19&20-2017

“I want you to remember that God, when He does magnificent things, he always uses a remnant. God has never waited until he had a majority of the people on his side to get something done.”

George Barna – Founder of The Barna Group, a market research firm specializing in studying the religious beliefs and behavior of Americans

“It is not of any external threat that I concern myself but rather of insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions – these institutions which formerly we hailed as something beyond question of challenge – those institutions we proudly called the American way of life. Foremost of these forces is that directly, or even more frequently indirectly, allied with the scourge of imperialistic Communism. It has infiltrated into positions of public trust and responsibility – into journalism, the press, the radio and the school.

It seeks through covert manipulation of the civil power and the media of public information and education to pervert the truth, impair respect for moral values, suppress human freedom and representative government, and in the end destroy our faith in our religious teachings.

This evil force, with neither spiritual base nor moral standard, rallies the abnormal and subnormal elements among our citizenry and applies internal pressure against all things we hold descent and all things that we hold right – the type of pressure which has caused many Christian nations abroad to fall and their own cherished freedoms to languish in the shackles of complete suppression. As it has happened there it can happen here. Our need for patriotic fervor and religious devotion was never more impelling.

There can be no compromise with atheistic Communism, no half way in the preservation of freedom and religion. It must be all or nothing. We must unite in the high purpose that the liberties etched upon the design of our life by our forefathers be unimpaired and that we maintain the moral courage and spiritual leadership to preserve inviolate that mighty bulwark of all freedom, our Christian faith.”

Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) Army General, Philippines, World War I, II & Korean War II, & Korean War

“As long they recognize Our Lady of Guadalupe as their Queen and Mother, Mexico and America will be safe!”

— Pope Pius XII (1876–1958)

“As the culture war is about irreconcilable beliefs about God and man, right and wrong, good and evil, and is at root a religious war, it will be with us so long as men are free to act on their beliefs.

Yet, given the divisions among us, deeper and wider than ever, it is an open question as to how, and how long, we will endure as one people.”

— Pat Buchanan (1938) Author, Columnist, Political Commentator, Politian

“Free speech was founded some 2,000 years ago in a cradle in Bethlehem. It was not created on the coast of California. Free speech is grounded in the words, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” Free speech was emblazoned across many a library and many universities. In the words of truth, in the words of Christ, “Truth Shall Set You Free.”

And the irony is that Berkeley has a Biblical motto. They may not know it, but their motto, their very official motto at Berkeley is, “Let there be light.” A reference to Scripture being the guiding light of a free society.

You can have no freedom without fences, you cannot have any liberty without law. You don’t get light unless you have illumination that’s objective, and permanent, and immutable, and true. Berkeley grounds it’s freedom in the truth of Christ and the truth of Scripture without knowing it. And when they abandon it they get fascism, not freedom, they get tyranny when they abandon truth …

Dartmouth, and Princeton, and Yale, and Harvard, every institution in the Ivy league except one was grounded in a Biblical worldview, explicitly. Explicitly by virtue of their charter, their founding documents, their motto, and their charge. And we know this across the land that there is a repeated reference, a Biblical worldview as the context for true liberty (but no longer).”

— Everett Piper – (1959) President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University (Walbuilders Live 6-12-2017)

“I say explicitly that the doctrines of the Democratic Party today are not the doctrines of a political philosophy. They are the doctrines of a sick and evil pathology. There’s no question about it. … I laugh when people say, “Well, I’m an economic conservative, but a social liberal.” The idea that you can separate sex and money is complete nonsense.

If you adopt liberalism in one well then you are contributing to the decline of the entire society. And as I say, you can call it liberalism, modernisms, communism, or progressivism, or socialism, it doesn’t really matter what you call it.”

— Rabbi Daniel Lapin  (1950) Orthodox Rabbi, Talk Show Host and Author (Walbuilders Live 7-10-2017)

“the name of the book is Not a Daycare The subtitle is, “The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth.” The argument is this, when you get rid of truth you lose your freedom. If there is no truth you shall not be set free. Opinions and feelings always lead to bondage, and slavery, and bad community, bad kids, and bad culture, and bad corporations, bad country, and bad government.

Biblical facts, the truth with a capital T, is the context for freedom. As Chesterton told us when you build the fences of God’s revealed truth, you will have the ultimate measure of human freedom ever proven throughout the course of all of human history. …

Corporations can trust them. You know you’re hiring somebody that believes in telling the truth. As opposed to somebody that went to, the let’s say the University of Michigan, where they actually have a course titled, “Ethics and Corporate Management” where it says this in the course description, “We do not teach that truthfulness and honesty are anything but subjective moral concepts.”

In other words, there is no such thing as truthfulness and honesty when it’s within a course about ethics at the University of Michigan. What are they teaching? It’s no wonder that those kids are graduating and lying when they worked for Enron, and WorldCom, or whatnot. And then the company collapses because of dishonesty and deceit.

Wouldn’t you rather hire a kid from OKWU that will tell you the truth and do accurate accounting and not steal from you? Rather than somebody that believes the truthfulness and honesty are anything but a personal and moral construct?

— Everett Piper – (1959) President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University (Walbuilders Live 8-21-2017)

“The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration.

I am rather tired of hearing about our rights… The time is come to hear about responsibilities …

America’s future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God’s government.”

— Peter Marshall (1902-1949) Pastor and Chaplain of the United States Senate

“But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; they said to you, ‘In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.’ It is these who set up divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit; keep yourselves in the love of God; wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And convince some, who doubt; save some, by snatching them out of the fire; on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh” (Letter of St. Jude 1:17-23)

St. Jude is the Patron Saint of Lost Causes. With rampant division in the world, our Church and in our homes, maybe it’s time we lean on St. Jude a bit more today.

“Since Man has been given freedom by God, Man is free to refuse to co-operate with God when God calls him. The course of human history consists of a series of encounters between individual human beings and God in which each man or woman or child, in turn, is challenged by God to make his free choice between doing God’s will and refusing to do it. When Man refuses, he is free to make his refusal and to take the consequences.”

—  Arnold J. Toynbee (1889-1975) British Historian, Author of History, and Philosopher

“As I look back on that febrile group, so eager to help the world, looking about for something to spend themselves on, our earnestness appears pathetic.  We had, all of us, a strong will to real goodness.  We saw a bleak present and wanted to turn it into a wonderful future for the poor and the troubled.  But we had no foundation for solid thinking or effective action.  We had no real goals because we had no sound view of man’s nature and destiny.  We had feelings and emotions, but no standards by which to chart the future.” Book School of Darkness, 1954

“We had feelings and emotions, but no standards by which to chart the future.” Could be said of most liberal, progressive, socialist/communist Democrats today.

—  Bella Dodd (1904-1969) Communist Party of America, Teacher, and Teachers Union member, later turned anticommunist.