Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, the most basic, expression of Americanism. Thus, the founding fathers of America saw it, and thus with God's help, it will continue to be.— Dwight D. Eisenhower
Skyrocket Founding Fathers Religious quotations
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others.
The only foundation for . . . a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.
Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.
The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.
My heart trembles when I reflect that God is just
July 4th ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion.
The hocus-pocus phantasm of a God, like another Cerberus, with one body and three heads, had its birth and growth in the blood of thousands and thousands of martyrs.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
Cursed be all that learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ.
The rights essential to happiness. . . . We claim them from a higher source - from the King of kings and Lord of all the earth.
Congress has no power to make any religious establishments.
In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty.
He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.
The only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government is the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible.
... happily the Government of the United States... gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.
We Recognize No Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!
Question with boldness even the existence of a god.
I therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessing on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning.
Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause.
Nothing is more dreaded than the national government meddling with religion.
For my part, I sincerely esteem the Constitution, a system which without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests.
I can't tell Black people to fight a war that is Israel's war.
What kind of leader will you be, or should I be, to allow these babies Black, white and brown, to fight Israel's war, because Zionists dominate the government of the United States of America and her banking system.
The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.
But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?
I have found Christian dogma unintelligible.
Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies.
[All religious sects] dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight; and scowl on the fatal harbinger announcing the subversion of the duperies in which they live.
The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity
Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can exist apart from religious principle.
Let us with Caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.
It is evident from their writings that the Founding Fathers would never have tolerated the separation that we have embraced today. They knew that religious principles provided morality and self-control - the lifeblood for the survival of any self-governing community.
This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.
It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe without the agency of a Supreme Being.
History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government.
God is an essence that we know nothing of.
Until this awful blasphemy is got rid of, there never will be any liberal science in the world.
I have examined all religions, and the result is that the Bible is the best book in the world.