Let us not forget the foundations laid for our land by America's Founding Fathers.

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.”

(American Independence, August 1, 1776, speech delivered at the State House in Philadelphia)

Patrick Henry

“It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”

(May 1765 Speech to the House of Burgesses)

John Jay

“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”

(October 12, 1816, The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay, Henry P. Johnston, ed.,

New York: Burt Franklin, 1970, Vol. IV, p. 393.)

James Madison

“A watchful eye must be kept on ourselves lest, while we are building ideal monuments of renown and bliss here, we neglect to have our names enrolled in the Annals of Heaven.”

(Letter by Madison to William Bradford urging him to make sure of his own salvation, November 9, 1772)


Benjamin Rush
signer of the Declaration of Independence

“I lament that we waste so much time and money in punishing crimes and take so little pains to prevent them...we neglect the only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government; that is, the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible; for this Divine Book, above all others, constitutes the soul of republicanism. By withholding the knowledge of the Scriptures from children, we deprive ourselves of the best means of awakening moral sensibility in their minds.”

(Letter written, 1790's, in Defense of the Bible in all schools in America)

Noah Webster
Founding Educator

“In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.”

(Source: 1828, in the preface to his American Dictionary of the English Language)

Andrew Jackson

“The Bible is the rock on which our Republic rests.”

George Washington
Father of our Country.

“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible.”

Voice in the Wilderness, June 2006, page 4