“If ‘thall shall not covet’ and ‘thall shall not steal’ were not commandments of heaven, they must be made inviable precepts in every society before it can be civilized.'
“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God anarchy and tyranny commence.”
“Now I will avow… that those general Principles of Christianity, are as eternal and immutable, as the Existence and Attributes of God...'
'...it [The Declaration of Independence] laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity...'
“Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the redeemer’s mission upon earth?'
“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country. He should then appeal to his concious that he has not trifled with that sacred trust.”
“Why should not the Bible regain the place it once held as a school book? Its morals are pure, its examples captivating and noble.”
“The American nation from its first settlement at Jamestown to this hour is based upon and permeated by the principles of the Bible.”
“To you voters in whose power it is to save or destroy your country, consider well the important trust which God has put into your hands––to God and posterity you are accountable for them. Let not your children have reason to curse you for giving up those rights and prostrating those institutions which your fathers delivered to you.”
“The real fire within the builders of America was faith – faith in a Provident God whose hand supported and guided them…”
“Institutions for the promotion of good morals are therefore objects of legislative provision and support and among these, religious institutions are imminently useful and important.”
“God governs in the affairs of men.”
“I urge you, by all that is dear, by all that is honorable, by all that is sacred, not only that you pray but also that you act [vote].”
“Being a Christian is a character which I prize far above all this world has or can boast.”
“Providence has given our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty... of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians.'
“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.”
“God who gave us life gave us liberty.'
“…it is especially the duty of those who bear rule to promote and encourage respect for God and virtue and to discourage every degree of vice and immorality.”
“In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.'
“We here resolve that... this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom...'
”We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind of self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”
“In vain, without the Bible we increase penal laws and draw protections around our institutions.”
“Vicious and unreligious rulers placed in a situation where they can exercise authority for their own profits will betray their trust.”
“When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan. [Proverbs 29:2].”
“The Bible should be read in our schools in preference to all other books.”
“No purpose of action against religion can be imputed to any legislation, state or national, because this is a religious people…. This is a Christian nation.”
“The real object of the first amendment was not to encourage, much less to advance, Mohometanism, or Judism, or infidelity by prostrating Christianity...'
“We ought to be persuaded that the favorable smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which [God] has ordained.”
“I should be pained to believe that the United States have forgotten that divine interposition which was so often manifested during our revolution…”
“Whatever makes men good Christians makes them good citizens.”
“The Scriptures direct in Exodus 18:21 that our rulers should be men who rule in the fear of God–able men such as fear God–men of truth and hating covetousness.”
“Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that Law which is divine.”
“Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I hesitate not to call him an enemy to his country.”