President George Washington
After being elected President, Washington stressed these
sentiments in his first inaugural address when he said:
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. Every step by which
they have advanced to the character of an independent
nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of
It was no superfluous formality when they required that all
witnesses who testify in the courts or before Congressional
hearings must take an oath and swear or affirm before God
that they will tell the truth.
Washington said in his Farewell Address:
"Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life,
if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are
the instruments of investigation in courts of justice?"
"Ah, but we've drifted so far from the truth......haven't we?"
Praying for our nation.....Dee Dee
Sources: The 5000 Year Leap
Principles of Freedom 101 (Suggested read)