II Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.”

Romans 13:1 “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”

II Corinthians 3:5 “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God”

This post amplifies the important truths detailed in the previous post about the true source of our rights and liberties in the United States. It all follows from those inspired lines of the declaration of independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

Without much needed amplification, I leave the reader with some powerful truths from key figures in our nation’s history and the national dialogue about our position and responsibility in the rights and liberties which have been bestowed upon us:

  • “Liberty looks upon religion as its companion in its struggles and triumphs, as the cradle of its young life, as the divine source of its claims. It considers religion as the guardian of morality, morality as the guarantee of law and the security that freedom will last.” (Alexis de Tocqueville)
  • “Only patriotism and religion can carry, over a long period, the whole body of citizens towards the same goal.” (Alexis de Tocqueville)
  • “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” (John Adams)
  • “Let me say, as a religious leader myself, religious liberty, as it developed in America, is, I believe not just a great political achievement, it is also a great spiritual achievement because it is based on humility and self-restraint, on the knowledge that this is one nation, under God.” (Rabbi Sacks)
  • “I dwell on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for my Country can inspire: since there is no truth more thoroughly established, than that there exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness, between duty and advantage, between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity: Since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.” (George Washington, during his first inauguration)

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR NATION TO CLING ONCE AGAIN TO THE INDISSOLUBLE UNION BETWEEN VIRTUE AND HAPPINESS, AND BETWEEN DUTY AND ADVANTAGE. We must return to these genuine maxims in order to have a future characterized by prosperity and felicity.