Category Archives: Faith

We Have Therefore to Resolve to Conquer or Die…

George Washington

George Washington

“We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our won Country’s Honor, all call upon us for vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions.” — George Washington, General Orders, 1776

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May the Father of All Mercies Scatter Light Upon Our Paths…

George Washington at Valley Forge

George Washington at Valley Forge

“May the Father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy.” — George Washington (1790)

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The Main Cause of the Ruinous Revolution that Swallowed Up 60 Million People…

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“If I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible what was the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: ‘Men had forgotten God; that is why all this has happened.’” — author and Russian dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

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America is the Only Nation in the World that is Founded on Creed

G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton

“America is the only nation in the world that is founded on creed. That creed is set forth with dogmatic and even theological lucidity in the Declaration of Independence; perhaps the only piece of practical politics that is also theoretical politics and also great literature.” — G.K. Chesterton, What I Saw in America, 1922.

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Our Nation is Poised for Greatness

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

“My fellow citizens, our nation is poised for greatness. We must do what we know is right, and do it with all our might. Let history say of us: “These were golden years – when the American Revolution was reborn, when freedom gained new life, and America reached for her best.” — Ronald Reagan, 2nd Inagural Address, January 21, 1985

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The Bible is the Best of All Books…

John Jay

John Jay

“The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts.” — John Jay, letter to Peter Augustus Jay, 1784

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Christmas and the Birth of the United States of America

Christmas 1776

Christmas 1776

“Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day?… Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth. That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity, and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Savior and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets six hundred years before?” – John Adams, July 4, 1837.

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