Our Rich Heritage

Alexis de Tocqueville, French statesman, historian, social philosopher and tremendous fan of America penned the following, truly inspiring and truly true words about our great nation:

I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of American in her harbors...; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution.

Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.

America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

(Do these words get to you as much as they do me?)

And if that leaves any doubt as the to Christian origins of the United States, Patrick Henry weighs in to remove it.

It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, 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.
Posted by Portia at March 30, 2006 06:26 PM | TrackBack