Was “The Original Intent”

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 Whose Divine Hand Was behind the Establishment of the United States of America and our Founding Documents.

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"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of relifion, or prohibiting the d in the principle of freedom of speech, or the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievences."

— First Admendment to the Bill of Rights

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The United States of America was founded as Constitutional based Christian Republic. But without knowledge of God's intercession and numerous miracles in the country's founding's, this can be a foreign concept, especially for non-believers.

In God, We Trust: George Washington is one of the few books that is written from the perspective of God's hand in the Founders lives, and in history.

In God We Trust: George Washington and the Spiritual Destiny of the United States of America Publisher: Liberty Quest, 480 pages (Suggest ordering the second printing)

This book WILL forever change the way you view American history.


"A constitution founded on these principles [Republican] introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation of sentiment inspired by such a government, makes the common people brave and enterprising. That ambition which is inspired by it makes them sober, industrious, and frugal."

— John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot


"The god of the governed is the end, and rewards and punishments are the means of all government. The government of the supreme and all-perfect mind, over all his intellectual creation, is by proportioning rewards to piety and virtue, and punishments to disobedience and vice. Virtue, by the constitution of nature carries in general its own reward, and vice its own punishment, even in this world. But as many exceptions to this rule, take place upon earth, the joys of heaven are prepared, and the horrors of hell in a future sate to render the moral government of the universe, perfect and complete. Human government is more or less perfect, as it approaches nearer or diverges farther from an Imitation of this perfect plan of divine and moral government."

— John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot


"The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind."

— Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd President of the U. S.


"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate (lost all regard to good principles,virtue or decency, dashed, broken or ruined in morals, shameless in wickedness) are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them."

— Joseph Story (1779-1845) Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice & influential commentators on the U.S. Constitution


“The pyramid of government—and a republican government may well receive that beautiful and solid form—should be raised to a dignified altitude: but its foundations must, of consequence, be broad, and strong, and deep. The authority, the interests, and the affections of the people at large are the only basis, on which a superstructure, proposed to be at once durable and magnificent, can be rationally erected. Representation is the chain of communication between the people, and those whom they have committed the exercise of the powers of government. If the materials, which form this chain, are sound and strong; I shall not be very anxious about the degree to which they are polished. But, in order to impart the true republican luster to freemen, I know no means more efficacious, than to invite and admit them to the rights of suffrage, and to enhance, as much as possible, the value of that right.”

— James Wilson (1742-1798) Founding Father, assisted in drafting the Constitution, Supreme Court Justice.


"As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard. This is the real disposition of human nature."

— Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) Lawyer, Secretary of the Treasury & Secretary of State


"If, then, the control of the people over the organs of their government be the measure of its republicanism, and I confess I know no other measure, it must be agreed that our governments have much less of republicanism than ought to have been expected; in other words, that the people have less regular control over their agents, than their rights and their interests require."

— Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd President of the U. S.


"If, then, the control of the people over the organs of their government be the measure of its republicanism, and I confess I know no other measure, it must be agreed that our governments have much less of republicanism than ought to have been expected; in other words, that the people have less regular control over their agents, than their rights and their interests require."

— Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd President of the U. S.


“I have always considered Christianity as the strong ground of republicanism. The spirit is opposed, not only to the splendor, but even to the very forms of monarchy, and many of its precepts have for their objects republican liberty and equality as well as simplicity, integrity, and economy in government. It is only necessary for republicanism to ally itself to the Christian religion to overturn all the corrupted political and religious institutions of the world.”

— Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) Founding Father& signer of the Declaration of Independence


"Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it, and hell where they already have it."

— Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th President of the United States


"How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin."

— Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th President of the United States


“During my lifetime, I have seen the rise of fascism and communism. Both philosophies glorify the arbitrary power of the state. These ideologies held, at first, a certain fascination for some intellectuals. But both theories fail. Both deny those God-given liberties that are the inalienable right of each person on this planet; indeed they deny the existence of God. Because of this fundamental flaw, fascism has already been destroyed, and the bankruptcy of communism has been laid bare for all to see -- a system that is efficient in producing machines of war but cannot feed its people.”

— Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th President of the United States


“Republic" is a "popular government" where people rule themselves, being conscious that each citizen will be held accountable to a God who wants them to be fair.

— Barron Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755) French Political Philosopher & Writer  


"Despot" is defined as someone who rules according to his whims and caprices, exercising absolute and arbitrary power: absolute, meaning the moment they say something it is the law; and arbitrary, meaning no one can predict what he will say next.

— Barron Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755) French Political Philosopher & Writer  


"Monarch" is a king with a conscience, being limited by laws, traditions, religion and the noblemen class.

— Barron Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755) French Political Philosopher & Writer  


“Of the Principle of Despotic Government - As virtue is necessary in a republic, and in a monarchy honor, so fear is necessary in a despotic government: with regard to virtue, there is no occasion for it, and honor would be extremely dangerous.


Here the immense power of the prince devolves entirely upon those whom he is pleased to intrust with the administration. Persons capable of setting a value upon themselves would be likely to create disturbances. Fear must therefore depress their spirits, and extinguish even the least sense of ambition.”

— Barron Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755) French Political Philosopher & Writer  


“That a moderate Government is most agreeable to the Christian Religion, and a despotic Government to the Mahometan.


The Christian religion is a stranger to mere despotic power. The mildness so frequently recommended in the Gospel, is incompatible with the despotic rage with which a prince punishes his subjects, and exercises himself in cruelty.”

— Barron Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755) French Political Philosopher & Writer  


"Between these two beliefs-private property and socialism- there exists fundamental conflict. They represent contradictory views of sovereignty, man, law, society, and inheritance. They are fundamentally rival religious systems. Choosing one, you reject the other; service and honor to God, or servitude to fellow men. Either God commands and judges man, or man commands and judges man."

— Joel McDurmon (  ) Preacher, Author, Speaker & Contributor at American Vision


"A Republic must either preserve its virtue or lose its liberty."

— John Witherspoon (1722-1794) Educator, Economist, Minister, Writer & Founding Father


“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right [God’s Law] 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, perhaps, as deeply, as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people."

— George Washington (1732-1799) Father of the Country, 1st President of the United States


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Other Quotes on Forms of Government

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“… in order to enslave a person, he must be taught to think of himself as an animal with no spiritual purpose and no eternal soul.


Once he has been "programmed” to reject God, he is ready to embrace the State as his god and master The communist know that a person who holds to his belief in God cannot be enslaved. You may imprision his body, but you will never enslave his mind and spirit. Thus the concept of God must be erased from the minds of people in order for them to be the slaves of the State.”

— Marlin Maddoux (1933–2004) Christian Show Host of Point of View, Founder of the USA Radio Network, National Center for Freedom & Renewal and Alliance Defense Fund co-founder, Author and Journalist. (Book America betrayed page 31)


"I have ever considered that the United States are indebted for their republican form of government solely to the firm and determined republicanism of George Washington at this time."

— David Cobb (1748-1830) Physician, General & Congressman from Massachusetts


“When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”

— Barron Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755) French Political Philosopher & Writer (The Spirit of the Laws)


"... while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."  

— Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) French Author

“Human freedom and human responsibility in bringing about either good or evil.”

QUOTES ON FORMS OF GOVERNMENT

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