by June Griffin
Today's Mockingbird column will launch its missile against those 'revisionists' who are so deprived, or depraved, that they parrot: "This is not a Christian nation," hoping in vain that we will finally cave into their lies and distortions. Among the thousands of Bible-based quotations by founders and elected leaders, verified in 1892 by the supreme Court, Trinity v. USA, here are offered just a few from actual official Resolutions.
"In Provincial Congress, Concord, April 15, 1775. '(God) in just Indignation against the sins of a People long blessed with inestimable Privileges, civil and religious...(has allowed) the Plots of wicked men on both sides of the Atlantik, who for many Years have incessantly laboured to sap the Foundation of our public Liberties, so far to succeed, that we see the New-England Colonies reduced to the ungrateful Alternative of a lame Submission to a State of absolute Vassalage to the Will of a despotic Minister--or of preparing themselves speedily to defend, at the Hazard of Life, the unalienable Rights of themselves and Posterity."
"In Circumstances dark as these, it becomes us, as Men and Christians, to reflect that...all Confidence must be with-held from the Means we use, and reposed only on that GOD who rules in the Armies of Heaven, and especially in Obedience to the Command of Heaven, that binds us to call on him in the Day of Trouble..."
"Resolved, that it be...recommended to the good People of this Colony, of all Denominations...the Eleventh Day of May next be set apart as a Day of Public Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer...to humble themselves before GOD under the heavy judgments felt and feared, to confess the Sins that have deserved them, to implore the Forgiveness of all our Transgressions, and a Spirit of Repentance and Reformation..and especially that the Union of the American Colonies in Defense of their Rights (for which hitherto we desire to thank Almighty GOD) may be preserved and confirmed...And that America may soon behold a gracious Interposition of Heaven, for the Redress of her many Grievances the Restoration of all her invaded Liberties and their Security to the latest Generations--"By Order of the Provincial Congress, John Hancock, President."
"37th Congress, U.S. Senate, without dissent, March 3, 1863. 'Resolved. That devoutly recognizing the supreme Authority and just government of Almighty God in the affairs of men and nations, and sincerely believing that no people, however great in numbers and resources, or however strong in the justness of their cause, can prosper without His favor, and at the same time deploring the national offenses which have provoked His righteous judgment, yet encouraged in this day of trouble by the assurance of His Word, to seek Him for succor according to His appointed way, through Jesus Christ, the Senate of the United States do hereby request the President of the United States, by this proclamation, to designate and set apart a day for national prayer and humiliation'
"The world's history is a Divine poem of which the history of every nation is a canto, and every man a word. Its strains have been pealing along down the centuries, and though there have been mingled the discords of warring cannon and dying men, yet to the Christian philosopher and historian, the humble listener--there has been a Divine melody running thorough the song, which speaks of hope and halcyon days to come." James A. Garfield, 1831-1881."
With acknowledgment for the above listed in THE FREEDOM CALENDAR, published by American Leadership Network and American Veterans in Domestic Defense., of which this Mockingbird is a member.