As the new Congress takes its place attempting to redeem the liberty, peace and prosperity we have known in years past, it must begin with a reaffirmation of the first principle of American government: “In God We Trust.”
It is that principle that must provide the framework for all legislation and public policy, if we are to preserve for our posterity the nation our forbears passed on to us.
In 1953 President Eisenhower told us:
“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”
Then this leads us to the second principle: Civic law must be consistent with divine law as we understand divine law revealed in the Holy Scriptures.
On October 6, 1935, FDR stated:
"We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation, without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic...Where we have been the truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity."
We may disagree about the intent and meaning of Scripture, and this debate is worthy of Congressional attention, but we must never neglect the principles contained in Scripture or we risk losing the freest and most prosperous nation the world has ever known. As stated on the walls of the Missouri Senate Chamber, “Nothing is politically correct what is morally wrong” and understanding that in these United States morality is defined by the principles of the Bible, particularly the New Testament, we must reestablish a course toward peace and prosperity according to a trajectory set by the principles of our Constitution, which in itself emerges from the principles of Scripture.
We need bold and courageous men and women to help re-establish the foundation upon which this nation was built: God and the Bible.