Monday, May 26, 2008

One Nation Under God

Today is Memorial Day. We remember those who passed away before us, our forefathers and ancestors. Most of all we remember those who sacrificed themselves for the sake of this country and their fellow men. We salute those brave soldiers who give their lives everyday for our security and safety. I like to share with you a beautiful video I found:

This verse touched my heart because it goes along with my personal beliefs.

“Without God, there is no virtue, because there’s no prompting of the conscience. Without God, we’re mired in the material, that flat world that tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is a coarsening of the society. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

– Ronald Reagan

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag reads as follows:
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

The United States of America were founded on Christian principles, and our system of government is based upon the belief that we are a nation “under God.” Our rights come from God, not from government.

Our Founding Fathers believed in God and government – the idea of “separation of church and state” is nothing more than a myth created by one Supreme Court decision in 1947. Yet, that one decision has resulted in dozens of ill-informed rulings that have undermined religious freedom and exalted secularism as the state-protected religion in America.

The Pledge teaches Americans not to regard their freedoms lightly and eloquently echoes the words of Thomas Jefferson –
“The God who gave us life gave us liberty.”

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