Last week Congress voted to reaffirm our national motto, “in God we trust.” Not surprisingly, President Obama took it upon himself to speak for God when he mocked the measure as “unimportant:”
The false narrative that indicts the GOP for the Obama job wrecking ball, whilst twenty-two jobs bills have been passed by the House (the only GOP controlled arm of the federal government) is getting rather old, or colloquially, “weak sauce.” But back to our national motto.
Liberals love to run their mouths about “separation of church and state” as though it’s the fulcrum that keeps the Republic in balance and have declared civil (litigation) war on any and every Christian reference they can find. The average liberal will also tell you that “separation of church and state” is in the Constitution (it’s not, by the way). So of course it’s not surprising that President Obama, in lock-step with the rest of his liberty-loathing lefties, made a point to mock the measure affirming America, at least officially, as a nation who recognizes from whence our liberty is derived – from God, not from government.
Since liberals have done a fantastic job of perverting the “original intent” of our founding fathers, let’s let their words speak for themselves, shall we? What would, oh, say, George Washington have to say on the origins of our liberties and our freedoms? His first inaugural address, as the first president of these great United States is a humbling reminder of the Republic entrusted to us and the legacy of liberty that made America the hope of mankind:
Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station; 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; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either. No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People 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. These reflections, arising out of the present crisis, have forced themselves too strongly on my mind to be suppressed. You will join with me I trust in thinking, that there are none under the influence of which, the proceedings of a new and free Government can more auspiciously commence.
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: And since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
Having thus imported to you my sentiments, as they have been awakened by the occasion which brings us together, I shall take my present leave; but not without resorting once more to the benign parent of the human race, in humble supplication that since he has been pleased to favour the American people, with opportunities for deliberating in perfect tranquility, and dispositions for deciding with unparellelled unanimity on a form of Government, for the security of their Union, and the advancement of their happiness; so his divine blessing may be equally conspicuousin the enlarged views, the temperate consultations, and the wise measures on which the success of this Government must depend.
That we are a nation of providence and intentional design must not be forgotten. It is as much a part of our heritage and legacy as the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War and the undeniable virtues of liberty and freedom that are the pulse of this great nation. It is for the truth of this legacy that we must continue to fight. It is for freedom, for liberty, for justice, that we must remain a nation who’s trust is not in government, but in God.