On this day, June 19, in the year 1778, a resolute Continental Army, led by General George Washington, triumphantly marched out of Valley Forge. This marked the end of a grueling winter of training, which undoubtedly bolstered their faith in both their cause and their divine protector. It’s often overlooked, but religion and the idea of a higher moral authority played a pivotal role in the fight for independence.

Fast forward to the present day, we see an alarming trend of removing God from the public domain. This bears an unsettling resemblance to the way the British Crown sought to control religious practices in the colonies. This is not a call to enforce a particular religion but, rather, a call to remember the essence of religious liberty that is embedded in our Constitution.

Our forefathers understood the dangers of theocratic rule, yet they also acknowledged the importance of divine morality in shaping a nation’s character. George Washington once said, “Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society.” Likewise, John Adams stated, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

In a time where societal values seem to be in constant flux, it is essential to remember the foundational role that faith played in our history. By discarding it completely, we risk losing a moral compass that has guided us for centuries.

To Be Continued…


These thoughts, statements, and opinions are my own, not of any club, committee, organization, etc.

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