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He is known for his saying "Give me liberty or give me death." He also said "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often, that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ."


Washington was a public servant for 45 years. He was President of the convention that gave us the Constitution. He called for the 1st Amendment Bill of Rights. After 2 terms as President, he gave a farewell speech which was heralded as the most significant political speech ever given to the nation. It has since been removed from American history books and it would be rare to find it in any for at least the last 30 years. Why? - In it he said "Of all the habits and dispositions which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are  indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars." Apparently the people writing our history books want to change what our children are taught about the connection between political prosperity and religion and morality.


With the education that had a Godly influence, John Quincy Adams received an appointment to Ambassador to Russia at 14 years of age. He later wrote "The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: that it tied together in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."



"By our form of government the Christian religion is the established religion, and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed on the same equal footing."



Minority groups from time to time did keep trying to change things to their way of thinking and in 1853 there was a group that petitioned Congress for the separation of Christian principles from government. The House and Senate had a one year investigation of the matter. 

 The House Judiciary Committee on March 27, 1854 reported: "Had the people during the revolution, had any suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, that revolution would have been strangled in its cradle." The Senate also made a similar statement.

 The report continued: "At the time of the adoption of the Constitution and the Amendments, the universal sentiment was that Christianity should be encouraged, but not any one sect. In this age there can be no substitute for Christianity.  That was the religion of the Founders of the Republic and they expected it remain the religion of their descendants."

 "The great, vital and conservative element in our system is the belief of our people in the pure doctrines and the divine truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ."




After 1853 for the next 50 years or so there were some other cases that worked their way through the courts and challenged Christian principles in government.  Each time precedents were cited such as Jefferson's letter and they were defeated.  One of the cases was in 1878. Thomas Jefferson's letter was referred to in its entirety. It was repeated that the 1st Amendment is to protect the Church from the government, and Christian principles are never to be separated from the government.

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