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5/6/2018 ~ Presidential Quotes 6


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Darkness sinks endlessly.
Life is a fight to see the business of living.

9. William Henry Harrison (1841)

"We admit of no government by divine right, believing that so far as power
is concerned the Beneficent Creator has made no distinction amongst
men; that all are upon an equality, and that the only legitimate right
to govern is an express grant of power from the governed."

"I deem the present occasion sufficiently important and solemn to justify
me in expressing to my fellow-citizens a profound reverence for the
Christian religion and a thorough conviction that sound morals,
religious liberty, and a just sense of religious responsibility are
essentially connected with all true and lasting happiness; ….”

Clear how to obtain peace beyond understanding
    True and lasting happiness

           Sound Morals
           Religious Liberty
           Sense of Religious Responsibility     


"… and to that good Being who has blessed us by the gifts of civil
and religious freedom, who watched over and prospered the labors of
our fathers and has hitherto preserved to us institutions far exceeding
in excellence those of any other people, let us unite in fervently
commending every interest of our beloved country in all future time."

... I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions,
and giving of thanks be made for all men, ... ~ 1st Timothy 2:1-4


“I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling,
that all the measures of the Government are directed to
the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.”

“There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest
and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.”

“Conscience, that vicegerent of God in the human heart,
whose "still small voice" the loudest revelry cannot drown.”

Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying,
"This is the way, walk in it," ... ~ Isaiah 30:21


“I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free.”


10. John Tyler (1841-1845)

“Let it be henceforth proclaimed to the world that man's conscience was
created free; that he is no longer accountable to his fellow man for his
religious opinions, being responsible therefore only to his God.”

“The United States have adventured upon a great and noble experiment,
which is believed to have been hazarded in the absence of all
previous precedent - that of total separation of Church and State.
No religious establishment by law exists among us.
The conscience is left free from all restraint and each is
permitted to worship his Maker after his own judgement.”

“. . . The offices of the Government are open alike to all.
No tithes are levied to support an established Hierarchy, nor is the
fallible judgment of man set up as the sure and infallible creed of faith.
... Such is the great experiment which we have tried, and ... our
system of free government would be imperfect without it.”

“Our form of government can no longer be considered an experiment in
politics. Crowned with success, it stands forth an example to the world
and exhibits the proudest triumph of reason and philosophy.”

“If we find ourselves increasing beyond example in numbers, in strength,
in wealth, in knowledge, in everything which promotes human and social
happiness, let us ever remember our dependence for all these on the
protection and merciful dispensations of Divine Providence.”


And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God,
to those who are the called according to His purpose. ~ Romans 8:28


11. James K. Polk (1845-1849)

“Under the blessings of Divine Providence ...
It becomes us in humility to make our devout acknowledgments
to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for the inestimable civil
and religious blessings with which we are favored.”

“Under the benignant providence of Almighty God the representatives
of the States and of the people are again brought together to deliberate
for the public good. The gratitude of the nation to the sovereign arbiter
of all human events should be commensurate with the boundless
blessings which we enjoy. Peace, plenty, and contentment reign
throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents
a sublime moral spectacle to the world.”

“Thank God, under our Constitution there was no connection between
Church and State, and that in my action as President of the United States
I recognized no distinction of creeds in my appointments office.”

“There are four great measures for my administration
- a reduction of tariff, an independent treasury, settlement of
the Oregon boundary and acquisition of California.”

“There is more selfishness and less principle among
members of Congress than I had any conception of,
before I became President of the U.S.”

“The passion for office among members of Congress is very great,
if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses
the operations of the Government. They create offices by
their own votes and then seek to fill them themselves.”


"Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You
did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered."
~ Luke 11:52


It is not easy to climb out of the pits of mortal suffering, but it must
be accomplished if joy in Him is to be had over the mundane on
goings of mankind. Our foundation is the light heaven gives.

- Ron Bert


Those who stand in God endure the fires of life
No earthly government is of a divine right
Happiness = by sound morals/religious liberty & duty
Let us eagerly praise our unity under God’s blessings
Governments/man selectively enhance the rich few
Unlimited power often corrupts one’s noblest nature
Conscience, God regarded, differentiates good & bad
Freedoms highest responsibility is to God
No United States laws establish religious preference
The USA is founded on reason and philosophy
Never forget merciful blessings of Divine Providence
Keep devout acknowledgement of God’s blessings
Working together as one people exposes godliness
Thirst for power & selfish vices invade the noble


Governments without regard for God
exalt criminality.

Darkness crushes hope.




 

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