Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Pistone on Religious Faith


                     I feel as your congressman, one of my responsibilities is to uphold the parts of our nation’s rich
                     history that has made America great. One such part is America's foundation of faith

                     I think there's a reason why, " God Bless America," sends chills through our bodies when we
                     sing it. I think there is a reason why our money says, " In God We Trust." I think there is a
                     reason why the Declaration of Independence begins:

                     " We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed
                     by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit
                     of happiness."

                     And I think there is a reason why when we as Americans face our most trying moments, like
                     9-11, we almost universally return to things like prayer and readings from Holy Scripture.

                     And the reason is because America has an undeniable foundation of faith.
                     For example consider this statement by John Adams:

                     " The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were…the general
                     principles of Christianity…I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those
                     general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and
                     attributes of God."

                     How about John Quincy Adams, our nation’s sixth President? . . .

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