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These pages compliment the book reviews of The New England Primer, 1996 and continue the background of the Founding Fathers' education.   Listed below next to their portrait are some of their quotes.  These quotes generally express an acknowledgment of God in their lives and in the events of this country.  Taken from Christian Coalition Calendars 1994, 1995(italic)  and (text).
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George Washington
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"Bless O Lord the whole race of mankind, and let the world be filled with  the knowledge of Thee and Thy Son, Jesus Christ."
"Of all dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labour to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens."
"Almighty and eternal Lord God, the great Creator of heaven and earth, and the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; look down from heaven in pity and compassion upon me Thy servant, who humbly prostrate myself before Thee."
"To the distinguished character of a Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of a Christian."

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Thomas Jefferson 
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"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God?   That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?   Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."
"I never ... believed there was one code of morality for a public and another for a private man."  In a letter to Don Valentine de Feronda, 1809
"The only foundation for useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion."


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   Andrew Jackson 
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"Before expiring, Andrew Jackson made a last appeal for America to build her future on the blessed Word of God.  ' That book, Sir, is the Rock upon which our republic rests.' "

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George Mason 
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[The Father of the Bill of Rights} 
"As nations cannot be rewarded or punished in the next world, they must be in this.  By an inevitable chain of causes and effects, Providence punishes national sins by national calamities." 
"No point is of more importance than that the right of impeachment should be continued.  Shall any man be above Justice?

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George Washington
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In his Inaugural Speech, April 30, 1789,
" 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...."
"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."

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Thomas Jefferson 
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Jefferson's "separation of church & state" letter written to the Baptists in Danbury, Connecticut on January 1, 1802
The affectionate sentiments of esteem and approbation which are so good to express towards me, on behalf of the Danbury Association, give me the highest satisfaction.   My duties dictate a faithful and zealous pursuit of the interests of my constituents, and in proportion as they are persuaded of my fidelity to those duties, the discharge of them becomes more and more pleasing.
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God; that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship; that the legislative powers of the government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, of prohibiting the free excercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and state.  Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore man to all of his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.
I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection and blessings of the common Father and Creator of man, and tender you and your religious association, assurances of my high respect and esteem."

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John Jay
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(America's first Supreme Court Chief Justice and Co-Author of the Federalist Papers)
October 12, 1816
"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.
In his Last Will and Testament, John Jay wrote:
"Unto Him who is the author and giver of all good, I render sincere and humble thanks for His merciful and unmerited blessings, and especially for our redemption and salvation by his beloved Son."

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James Madison 
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(Architect of the U.S. Constitution & Co-Author of the Federalist Papers)
"There are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by the gradual and silent encroachment of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpation."
" is indispensable that some provision should be made for defending the Community agst (against) the incapicity, negligence or perfidy of the chief Magistrate."
From his notes
Note: Perfidy is defined as "The quality or state of being faithless or disloyal."
"Religion [is] the basis and Foundation of Government."
"Cursed be all that learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ."
"It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage....Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe."
"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 each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."

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Benjamin Franklin 
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"We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.  I firmly believe this.  I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel."
"The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: 'that God governs in the affairs of men.'  And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?"

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 Abraham Lincoln 
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Although not a Founder certainly one of 
the great sustainers of the nation.
"It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord."
"I know that the Lord is always on the side of right.  But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I - and this nation - should be on the Lord's side.


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