Sunday, December 16, 2012

Last Friday morning, pure evil came to a school in Newtown, CT

Last Friday morning, pure evil came to a school in Newtown, CT. A young man, aged 24, woke up, killed his mother, and then went to the school where she taught and killed 20 children 6-7 years old and 7 adults.

Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good–Bible, American King James Version. This is what our God-rejecting world is leaving as a legacy for our young people. There is pure hate in our society generated by those who aim it toward those with whom they disagree.

Some are asking, “Where was God?” The answer is that we have kicked God out of our schools. Our schools are teaching a version of separation of church and state which does not exist in the U.S. Constitution.

Our gun-grabbers are now at it again, arguing anew for stricter gun control and some advocate the repeal of the second amendment.

Guns don’t kill any more than cars kill pedestrians. A human is to blame. And if guns were done away with for the honest citizen, the rest of us would be hostate either to criminals or an abusive government.

Unless we experience a spiritual awakening in this country, tragedies like this will continue.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Obama Slaps States That Don't Comply With Obamacare

Saturday, 01 Dec 2012 01:42 PM
By Sandy Fitzgerald and Martin Gould
Residents of states that refuse to set up health insurance exchanges under Obamacare are set to be hit with higher premiums under new rules announced by the Health and Human Services Department.

Insurance companies will be charged 3.5 percent of any premiums they sell through the federal exchanges, the department announced Friday.

And insurers are likely to pass that surcharge on to clients, leaading to higher premiums.

The only states to be affected are those that refuse to set up their own exchanges because of opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They are almost certain to be those under Republican control. In those states, HHS will set up the exchanges

Read more:

President Obama has issued a challenge on Obamacare to Republican governors, and I believe they will respond. It seems he wants another civil war to contend with. This I do not want, but maybe we will get it by the actions of an administration that does not care what the states or its citizens want. May God help us.

Monday, October 1, 2012

As a Veteran, this is tantamount to treason.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

After three years of Obama...

Here's your change!
January 2009
% chg
Avg. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)
Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)
Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL
Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL
Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb.Fob
Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall
Unemployment rate, blacks
Number of unemployed
Number of fed. Employees
Real median household income
Number of food stamp recipients
Number of unemployment benefit recipients
Number of long-term unemployed
Poverty rate, individuals
People in poverty in U.S.
U.S. Rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings
Present Situation Index
Failed banks
U.S. Dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate
U.S. Money supply, M1, in billions
U.S. Money supply, M2, in billions
National debt, in trillions
Just take this last item: In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our entire nation's history. 
Over 27 times as fast. Metaphorically speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH and a car rockets past you in the left lane. 
27 times faster, it would be doing 7,555 MPH!
(1) U.S. Energy Information Administration; (2) Wall Street Journal; (3) Bureau of Labor Statistics; (4) Census Bureau; (5) USDA; (6) U.S. Dept. Of Labor; 
(7) FHFA; (8) Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller; (9) RealtyTrac; (10) Heritage Foundation and WSJ; (11) The Conference Board; (12) FDIC; 
(13) Federal Reserve; (14) U.S. Treasury

Friday, August 3, 2012

Increasing Fraud in Disability Insurance

Rick’s Commentary

Lately, we hear on the nightly news, how many Americans are added on disability, i.e., workman’s compensation, social security, and private insurance also. I worked for twenty-two years with a state department of labor, in some states, referred to as department of human resources. I saw firsthand workers who were injured or disabled on the job. I saw many others who were injured while on vacation or at home, and others who claimed injuries that were not there.The government is encouraging our work force to become dependent upon the politicians by applying for welfare, disability compensation, food-stamps, college grants for single women, for minorities, etc.

Daily, I see commercials on TV from Law firms that deal only, or mainly with disability claims. This causes me to see RED. They are able, with apparently the cooperation of the Social Security Administration, to ‘win’ cases for their clients, who were previously turned down by the agency.

A major problem, as I remember it, was that many workers, aided by their lawyers and even the Social Security Agency, only wanted to work in their trained occupation, but their disability prevented them from doing so. However, most of them could have worked–and should–be willing to change occupations, and training programs were available to train them. I remember one insurance company, Travelers, that encouraged those on their disability insurance, to take other work they were able to perform. This company was diligent in ferreting out those who were fraudulently on disability insurance today, who do not want to work if they can stay at home and receive an income without working.
The Americans With Disabilities Act, passed with bipartisan support in 1990 at the urging of then-President George H.W. Bush, enshrines the notion that every American can and should hold a job regardless of physical or mental limitations.Under the ADA, employers who refuse to hire or promote the disabled may be liable for money damages in federal court.Social Security Disability Insurance, however, pays people who can show that they are too mentally or physically impaired to remain in the labor force. In short, for many workers, SSDI creates a quasi-right not to work. Social Security Disability Insurance’s incentive not to work.
Many employers do not want to hire those on disability compensation due to being burned by previous men and women they have hired who were on disability.The real downside of the many who are fraudulently on disability insurance discourage workers who are genuinely disabled from applying, and when they do, are turned down many times, due to suspicious Social Security agents reviewing their applications. They in turn, must apply to lawyers in an attempt to overturn the Social Security decision.

Those who truly are disabled and can not work due to a disability, are the real victims of this fraud, along with tax payers who are supporting the system.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Did Chief Justice Roberts just hand a Mickey Finn to Obama and the Democrats on the commerce clause?

Commentary, by Rick Did Chief Justice John Roberts hand the most important victory to the right?
It is what Roberts has been pursuing ever since he signed up with the Federalist Society. In 2005, Sen. Barack Obama spoke in opposition to Roberts' nomination, saying he did not trust his political philosophy on tough questions such as "whether the Commerce Clause empowers Congress to speak on those issues of broad national concern that may be only tangentially related to what is easily defined as interstate commerce." Today, Roberts did what Obama predicted he would do. Source: SLATE.
I believe Roberts’s decision will throw roadblocks in Obama’s efforts to fully implement the ‘Affordable Health Care Act.’ I also believe he knew exactly what he was doing. In the future, it will be much more difficult for congress to pass any legislation which tends to ‘force’ its citizenry to either ‘do’ or ‘not do’ anything they do not want to do, under the umbrella that it is ‘principally under the commerce clause.’ It will also make it possible for congress, especially the right, to repeal or weaken existing laws, activist judge’s decisions, and executive orders passed under the ‘commerce clause’ reasoning. I expect the conservatives to now actively seek these laws and to repeal or gut them. In addition, now until election day, the Republicans have more taxes to blame Obama for, as Roberts has declared that the ‘penalty’ for not buying health care, has now turned into another ‘tax,’ i.e., the Midas touch in reverse for Obama’s re-election. Think about it. Robert’s decisions make a lot of sense.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Critical Second Amendment Ruling: Federal Court Defends Man’s Right to Keep and Bear Arms

A Court Decision in the right direction:
Saturday, June 23, 2012 The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled today that it is unconstitutional for Chicago to treat people with non-violent misdemeanor convictions the same as convicted felons. The NRA-supported case, Gowder v. Chicago, involves plaintiff Shawn Gowder, who was convicted as a first-time offender for mere possession of a firearm in violation of Illinois law in 1995. His misdemeanor record did not block him from getting a state Firearm Owner’s Identification card, so he could still legally possess a gun in Illinois. Nonetheless, when Mr. Gowder, who lives in a high crime area of Chicago, began the process to legally acquire a handgun to keep in his home for self-defense (a process required following the McDonald decision), the Chicago police denied his application. Mr. Gowder sued the city, maintaining that Chicago’s law banning non-violent misdemeanants from possessing guns in their homes for self-defense is unconstitutionally vague, and that it violates the Second Amendment. Read entire article in NRA-ILA.
It would seem some of the courts are seeing the handwriting on the wall: that Americans overwhelmingly support the Second Amendment.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Pope’s Message the Media Ignored

By George Rasley | 6/4/12

Today’s liberal establishment is totally mystified by the growing mountain of evidence that the values-free society they have struggled so mightily to create is an abject failure.

Pope Benedict XVIThe notion that, “Family life is no longer about playing the social role of father or husband or wife, it’s more about individual satisfaction and self-development,” as sociologist Andrew Cherlin said to The New York Times -- is accepted wisdom among urban liberal elites.

Naturally, their response to arguments to the contrary is to ignore evidence or arguments that contradict that worldview.

So it should come as no surprise that when Pope Benedict XVI argued against acceptance of this secular gospel in the Homily he delivered before a million worshipers during Mass at the 7th World Meeting of Families at Bresso Park in Milan, Italy it was quietly, but firmly ignored by the major media outlets. More from Conservative HQ.
Just like the leftist media has ignored anything else they do not like, as they did yesterday's election to replace Wisconsin's governor, Scott Walker's defeat of the union expensive attempt to cast him from his office.
However, the Pope’s message that, “the family, based on marriage between man and woman… is the first and irreplaceable school of social virtues” gives way too much authority to traditional social values to be given a place in the establishment media’s carefully controlled public square. Op Cit.

Monday, May 28, 2012

A Salute to Our Veterans


As a U.S. Naval veteran of the Korean Era, I wish to salute all veterans of all of our wars. Of the several jobs I held after discharge, I consider the most valued of all, and one which I did with pride, was the five years I spent as a job counselor for returning Viet-Nam Veterans. I counseled men with a variety of missing limbs, hands, and miscellaneous prosthetic devices. Some were understandably bitter, having returned to hateful anti-war demonstrators, but others demonstrated positive attitudes, as they returned to the job of finding work and starting or continuing with their families.

On this Memorial Day, 2012, I am seeing the Viet-Nam Veteran beginning to receive the public acknowledgement of his service, which had been denied for so long. Today, Viet-Nam veterans occupy many leadership positions in industry and government.

Sadly, today, some universities, and public schools, along with much of the news media, portray our current service men and women as less than honorable and deny them the respect that is rightfully theirs.

I hope the future bodes much better for our returning service men and women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Americans deliberately confused on the true meaning of the second amendment of the constitution of the United States

The majority of the citizens of the united states are confused about the true meaning and original intent of the second amendment of the constitution of the united states.

I begin with original statements from some of our founders on the subject of the second amendment, militias, and our right to bear arms under the amendment. The amendment states, A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the Right of the People to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.Quotes on the Second Amendment by The Founding Fathers

"I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them." George Mason Co-author of the Second Amendment during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788

"A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves …" Richard Henry Lee writing in Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republic, Letter XVIII, May, 1788.

"The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full posession of them."Zachariah Johnson Elliot's Debates, vol. 3 "The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution."

"… the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms"Philadelphia Federal Gazette June 18, 1789, Pg. 2, Col. 2 Article on the Bill of Rights"

And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; …" Samuel Adams quoted in the Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, "Propositions submitted to the Convention of this State"

The Founding Fathers on Arms

"Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that's good." George Washington First President of the United States

"The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside … Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them." Thomas Paine

"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." Richard Henry Lee American Statesman, 1788

"The great object is that every man be armed." and "Everyone who is able may have a gun."Patrick Henry American Patriot

"Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?" Patrick Henry American Patriot

"Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not." Thomas Jefferson Third President of the United States

"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that … it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; … " Thomas Jefferson letter to Justice John Cartwright, June 5, 1824. ME 16:45.

"The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."Alexander Hamilton The Federalist Papers at 184-8 The Founding Fathers on Maintaining Freedom

"The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution."Thomas Jefferson Third President of the United States

"There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. " Noah Webster American Lexicographer

"The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." Edmund Burke British Statesman, 1784

"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms." Thomas Jefferson to James Madison

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin American Statesman Later Quotes on Gun Control

"The ruling class doesn't care about public safety. Having made it very difficult for States and localities to police themselves, having left ordinary citizens with no choice but to protect themselves as best they can, they now try to take our guns away. In fact they blame us and our guns for crime. This is so wrong that it cannot be an honest mistake." Malcolm Wallop former U.S. Sen. (R-WY)

Now, from one who found that Gun Control worked very well."This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!" Adolph Hitler Chancellor, Germany, 1933 Quotes above are from Cap-n-ball dot com.

The above quotes represent only a few from our founding fathers on the second amendment, which was made a part of the first ten amendments, the Bill of Rights. These amendments were added to the constitution to limit the power of the federal government, created by the states as a servant of the states, from oppressing its creator, the states and its citizens. This is the obvious purpose of the founders for the amendment. The two main points can not be mistaken, and is the very reason the amendment was worded the way it is:

1. The founders intended each state to form a militia from its own citizens.

2. And to arm them. And also to permit them to own their own arms. Much of the fighting forces from both the North and the South used in the War Between the States, were militias of the various states.

Anyone who tells us the second amendment provides only for a militia, and not for the citizens of each state to be able to bear weapons, is lying to us. The two are bound together in the amendment. Individuals and laws of either the federal or state government who pass laws prohibiting their citizens from being not only owning arms, but bearing them, are guilty of breaking that bond. Anyone who tells you differently, is lying to you.

A final quote: The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it. -Thomas Jefferson. I do not think anyone can twist the meaning of this statement!

In conclusion. We can very easily see the intent of the framers of the constitution, especially the second amendment in the bill of rights, that both the states should have their own militias, with every able bodied citizen being members, and having their own firearms, or those given them by the states. We can also see that states and cities that prohibit both concealed and open carry are in violation of the second amendment.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

How much longer can the taxpayers sustain a corrupt government, when not only departments, but the employees themselves believe themselves to be entitled as members of royalty? Entitled to be wined and dined by those they are economically shafting day by day.
The Rot Can No Longer Be Contained April 23, 2012 by Bob Livingston Government employees act as if money grows on trees while American taxpayers suffer. Recent news-making events demonstrate that the rot infesting the cesspool that is Washington, D.C., can no longer be contained. The rot is noxious, pervasive, knows no political party and infests all it touches. The recent events include the scandalous excesses of the General Services Administration junkets — on which even the bureaucrats’ spouses traveled, partied, wined and dined on the taxpayers’ dimes — and the Secret Service’s drunken whoring with Colombian prostitutes. These events contain a common thread: Federal government employees who understand that in the United States, money does indeed grow on trees (or at least in Federal Reserve computers). They view the American taxpayer as a bottomless pit. They have come to think of themselves as a privileged class and believe rules of decorum and normal conduct do not apply to them. Read More from Personal Liberty Digest.
We, the people, are now being robbed openly by those whom we placed in positions to serve the people who put them there. Register and vote everyone that is a part of this Thieving company out of office.

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Chuck Colson 1931-2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pray for our nation

Before casting stones, we as Christians need to repent first:
2 Chronicles 7:14

New International Version (NIV)
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

For a video of the words, PLease Click Here.

The Verse sung by Promise Keepers:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Jesus Died for You!

Being this is Holy Week, I would like to share the following:


At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to the death penalty.

At the time crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals condemned to be crucified. Yet it was even more dreadful for Jesus, unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion, Jesus was to be nailed to the cross by His hands and feet.

Each nail was 6 to 8 inches long. The nails were driven into His wrist. Not into His palms as is commonly portrayed. There's a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder. The Roman guards knew that when the nails were being hammered into the wrist, that tendon would tear and break, forcing Jesus to use His back muscles to support himself so that He could breathe.

Both of His feet were nailed together. Thus He was forced to support Himself on the single nail that impaled His feet to the cross. Jesus could not support himself with His legs because of the pain, so He was forced to alternate between arching His back then using his legs just to continue to breathe. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the suffering, the courage.

Jesus endured this reality for over 3 hours.

Yes, over 3 hours! Can you imagine this kind of suffering? A few minutes before He died, Jesus stopped bleeding. He was simply pouring water from his wounds.

From common images, we see wounds to His hands and feet and even the spear wound to His side... But do we realize His wounds were actually made in his body. A hammer driving large nails through the wrist, the feet overlapped and an even large nail
hammered through the arches, then a Roman guard piercing His side with a spear.
But before the nails and the spear, Jesus was whipped and beaten. The whipping was so severe that it tore the flesh from His body. The beating so horrific that His face was torn and his beard ripped from His face. The crown of thorns cut deeply into His scalp. Most men would not have survived this torture.

He had no more blood to bleed out, only water poured from His wounds. The human adult body contains about 3.5 liters (just less than a gallon) of blood.

Jesus poured all 3.5 liters of his blood; He had three nails hammered into His members; a crown of thorns on His head and, beyond that, a Roman soldier who stabbed a spear into His chest.

All these without mentioning the humiliation He passed after carrying His own cross for almost 2 kilometers, while the crowd spat in his face and threw stones (the cross was almost 30 kg of weight, only for its higher part, where His hands were nailed).

Jesus had to endure this experience, so that you can have free access to God.

So that your sins could be "washed" away. All of them, with no exception! Don't ignore this situation.


Saturday, March 17, 2012

No Guns for Negroes, Part 2

I apologize for the delay in posting part 2. Here it is. I have seen the video, and agree in principle and materially with it:

Courtesy of Jews for the Protection of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) this hard-hitting examination into the roots of gun control exposes the agenda for what it is. Racist in origin, perpetuated by bigots and packaged in candy coated sound bites to dupe America into giving up our freedom. Check their website here.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Racism in Gun Control

Gun control began with Southern Democrat KKK members wanting protection against those they were lynching and intimidating

Part Two posted soon.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Secretary Napolitano appoints Muslim Brotherhood Security Clearance

Secretary of Homeland Security, Napolitano, sidesteps answering questions from Representative Louie Gohmert.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Debt Generation

University of Tennessee students made this video!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lies No. 2, and 3. The Founders of our Republic were Deists, not Christians. This was not founded as a Christian nation.

(My apologies for taking so long to continue with my series on Lies taught in our Public School System. I have been busy and my wife and I have had some health issues which we have had to have tests for--Rick.)

Schools teach, "Our founders were not Christian, but deists, and the republic was not founded as a Christian nation".

This is untrue. Records exist which list the names of the founders and their church membership. Those who claim this country was not founded by Christians are guilty of wishful thinking, hoping upon hope, it was not. Their personal agendas do not support ours being a Christian nation.
We should quote some of our founders. Also from the same source, Research shows that 54 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were Christians, and 27 had a theological education.

It is not just the founders who supported Christian principles. Each branch of our government held to them. Consider the Trinity decision of the Supreme Court in 1892. After 10 years of examining hundreds of documents on the foundation of the country, they came to a unanimous decision, saying the documents "add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a religious people, a Christian nation."

President John Adams, another founder, said: "Our Constitution is for a moral and religious people." President John Quincy Adams said: "The highest glory of the American Revolution was that it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."

President Thomas Jefferson held another job at the time he was president. He was the superintendent of schools in Washington, D.C. He required only two books to be taught in the schools: The Holy Bible and Watts' Hymnal (any Christian principles in those books?). Source: free republic.
Anti-Christian historical revisionists have cherry picked quotations from writings of our founders and the times they lived in.
Here is the truth:
“Among the Delegates (we have the records) to the Constitutional Convention were 28 Episcopalians, 8 Presbyterians, 7 Congregationalists, 2 Lutherans, 2 Dutch Reformed, 2 Methodists, 2 Roman Catholics, 1 unknown, and only 3 deists–Williamson, Wilson, and Franklin (this was during a time when church membership entailed a sworn public confession of biblical faith) Of the 55 Founding Fathers Episcopalians, the Presbyterians, the Congregationalists, and the Dutch Reformed (which make up 45 of the 55) were Calvinists”

Of course there were deists at the time, of course there were enlightenment influences – nevertheless most were confessing Christians and Calvinists at that. Even today many of us (including Calvinists) are influenced by the presuppositions of our culture – does that make us less Christian? Source.
Many other scholarly sources that have been carefully researched that quote much the same things as do the above sources.

The U.S. was intended by the founders that he republic be a Christian nation, but not to have an official religion. How much clearer can we be?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lie number 1, Part 3, Separation of Church and State is incorporated in the U.S. Constitution.

Part 3. More founders comments on the Bible, Christianity, and Jesus

Founder’s comments on the Holy Bible, taken from Revolutionary War and Beyond. Due to the many quotes attributed to our country’s founding fathers, I will only post the ones directly pointing to God, the Bible, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

George Washington Quotes:
When you speak of God, or His attributes, let it be seriously and with reverence. Honor and obey our natural parents although they be poor." - 110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation, 1744

Most Glorious God, in Jesus Christ, my merciful and loving Father; I acknowledge and confess my guilt in the weak and imperfect performance of the duties of this day. I have called on Thee for pardon and forgiveness of my sins, but so coldly and carelessly that my prayers are become my sin, and they stand in need of pardon. I have sinned against heaven and before Thee in thought, word, and deed. I have contemned Thy majesty and holy laws. I have likewise sinned by omitting what I ought to have done and committing what I ought not. I have rebelled against the light, despising Thy mercies and judgment, and broken my vows and promise. I have neglected the better things. My iniquities are multiplied and my sins are very great. I confess them, O Lord, with shame and sorrow, detestation and loathing and desire to be vile in my own eyes as I have rendered myself vile in Thine. I humbly beseech Thee to be merciful to me in the free pardon of my sins fo the sake of Thy dear Son and only Savior Jesus Christ who came to call not the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Thou gavest Thy Son to die for me. Make me to know what is acceptable in Thy sight, and therein to delight, open the eyes of my understanding, and help me thoroughly to examine myself concerning my knowledge, faith, and repentance, increase my faith, and direct me to the true object, Jesus Christ the Way, the Truth, and the Life." - Authentic handwritten manuscript book, April 23, 1752 Read more:

Quotes from Samuel Adams:
"He who made all men hath made the truths necessary to human happiness obvious to all… Our forefathers opened the Bible to all.” Samuel Adams, a speech at the State House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1, 1776.

"Revelation assures us that "Righteousness exalteth a Nation" - Communities are dealt with in this World by the wise and just Ruler of the Universe. He rewards or punishes them according to their general Character. The diminution of publick Virtue is usually attended with that of publick Happiness, and the publick Liberty will not long survive the total Extinction of Morals." - Letter to John Scollay, April 30, 1776

"Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness." - Letter to John Trumbull, October 16, 1778

"We, therefore, the Congress of the United States of America, do solemnly declare and proclaim that... We appeal to the God who searcheth the hearts of men for the rectitude of our intentions; and in His holy presence declare that, as we are not moved by any light or hasty suggestions of anger or revenge, so through every possible change of fortune we will adhere to this our determination." - Manifesto of the Continental Congress, October 30, 1778. Read more:

Quotes from Ben Franklin:
"It is that particular wise and good God, who is the Author and Owner of our system, that I propose for the Object of my praise and adoration. For I conceive that He has in Himself some of those passions He has planted in us, and that, since He has given us reason whereby we are capable of observing His wisdom in the Creation, He is not above caring for us, being pleas'd wit our praise and offended when we slight Him, or neglect His Glory. I conceive for many reasons that He is a good Being, and as I should be happy to have so wise, good and powerful a Being my Friend, let me consider in what Manner I shall make myself most acceptable to Him." - Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion, November 20, 1728

"Being mindful that before I address the Deity my soul ought to be calm and serene, free from passion and perturbation, or otherwise elevated with rational joy and pleasure, I wrought to use a countenance that expresses a filial respect, mixed with a kind of smiling that signifies inward joy and satisfaction and admiration." - Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion, November 20, 1728

"O Creator, O Father, I believe that Thou are Good, and Th art pleas'd with the pleasure of Thy children. Praised be Thy Name forever.
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Quotes Of Thomas Jefferson:
"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them." - A Summary View of the Rights of British America, August, 1774

"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." - Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. Read more:

John Adams Quotes:
"Suppose a nation in some distant Region, should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited. Every member would be obliged in Concience to temperance and frugality and industry, to justice and kindness and Charity towards his fellow men, and to Piety and Love, and reverence towards Almighty God. In this Commonwealth, no man would impair his health by Gluttony, drunkenness, or Lust-no man would sacrifice his most precious time to cards, or any other trifling and mean amusement-no man would steal or lie or any way defraud his neighbour, but would live in peace and good will with all men-no man would blaspheme his maker or prophane his Worship, but a rational and manly, a sincere and unaffected Piety and devotion, would reign in all hearts. What a Eutopa, what a Paradise would this region be." - Diary Entry, February 22, 1756. Read more.

"I have sometimes thought there could not be a stronger testimony in favor of religion or against temporal enjoyments, even the most rational and manly, than for men who occupy the most honorable and gainful departments and [who] are rising in reputation and wealth, publicly to declare their unsatisfactoriness by becoming fervent advocates in the cause of Christ; and I wish you may give in your evidence in this way." - Letter to William Bradford, September 25, 1773
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I have always considered Christianity as the strong ground of republicanism. . . . It is only necessary for republicanism to ally itself to the Christian religion to overturn all the corrupted political and religious institutions in the world” Benjamin Rush, Signer of he Declaration of Independence. Source.

Some will comment against the plain indication that the founders intended for religion, i.e., Judeo-Christian morals and principles, be taught in the public schools. It is also obvious that the founders used the Bible and Prayer in official meetings of the original federation and the new republic as well.