"We find ourselves in the peaceful possession of the fairest portions of all the earth, as regards fertility of soil, extent of territory, and solubrity of climate....We...find ourselves the legal inheritors of these fundamental blessings. WE TOILED NOT in the acquirement or the establishment of them!.......It is the DUTY of the NATION, as well as of men to own their upon the OVER-RULING POWER OF GOD and to RECOGNIZE the sublime TRUTH, announced in the Holy Scriptures and PROVEN by all of history that those Nations ONLY are blessed whose God is the LORD.... SWe have been the recipients of the choicest blessings in heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as NO OTHER NATION EVER HAS GROWN.... BUT! WE HAVE FORGOTTEN GOD! We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied, and enriched, and strengthened us; and, we have VAINLY imagined in the DECEITFULNESS of our hearts, that all of these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue OF OUR OWN!"
Abraham Lincoln, April 30, 1863 during his proclamation for a nationwide day of fasting and prayer...
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF PEOPLE. Keep in mind the date of this speach. at that point in the war, nearly 350,000 AMERICANS had already died. For industrialism? For slavery? For tyranny? FOR WHAT????
No, because God had been forgotten by his people. The people he led tom this Promise Land. It wasn't ateists, or witches, or even scientists that dared to settle this new world that inevitably became the United States of America! The Pilgrims that made the big push were Christians.
To many wrongs have been committed in the name of religion (including my own!)but the bottom line remains the same. No matter the rights or wrongs of some of the people, this Nation was founded by Christians. Anyone of any belief can live here, but show a lil respect to the people that gave it to you, okay......