Thursday, April 30, 2015

Separation of Church and State

On this date:

 President Washington’s First Official Act   
On April 30, 1789, George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States. In his inaugural address, he began his duties by giving thanks to the Almighty for the blessings the new country had received during the Revolution and making of the Constitution:

It would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes, and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good, I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own. . . . No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their united government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities from which the event has resulted cannot be compared with the means by which most governments have been established without some return of pious gratitude, along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage.

This content is courtesy of The American Patriot's Almanac

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  1. and thank God for the pastors (Black Regiment-because pastors used to wear black robes-) who bravely stood strong for freedom -and signed the Declaration-
    Our Founders-Oh that we had them today--

  2. George Washington was indeed a highly spiritual man, and we would do well to have in the Oval Office an incumbent with at least 10% of old George's faith. Sadly, that is not the case currently. And if Hillary Clinton prevails in 2016, we will have had perhaps 16 straight years of Godless rule.

    And don't try to tell me that Barry is a man who fears and loves an Almighty God...or even Allah. He doesn't.

  3. This nation seems to have long ago fallen from grace and given away that franchise. Its like we have been on the couch watching TV when some stranger comes in the house, takes a piece of furniture, picture frame or other knick knack and just walks out without us getting up. The stranger keeps coming back and taking more and more while we do nothing.

  4. DaBlade:

    Not only do we remain on the couch while the stranger carts off our stuff, we note that he is working up quite a sweat stealing our love seat, and suggest he take a break and grab a cold one out of the fridge.