A Christian land governed by Christian principles

Chief Justice Earl Warren

“I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the Savior have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses… Whether we look to the first charter of Virginia… or to the Charter of New England… or to the charter of Massachusetts Bay… or to the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut…the same objective is present: A Christian land governed by Christian principles…

I believe the entire Bill of Rights came into being because of the knowledge our forefathers had of the Bible and their belief in it: freedom of belief, of expression, of assembly, of petition, the dignity of the individual, the sanctity of the home, equal justice under law, and the reservation of powers to the people…

I like to believe we are living today in the spirit of the Christian religion. I like also to believe that as long as we do so, no great harm can come to our country.”

Former Chief Justice Earl Warren addressing the annual prayer breakfast of the International Council of Christian Leadership, 1954

Source: Quoted in Jim Nelson Black, “When Nations Die: Ten Warning Signs of a Culture in Crises” (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1994) Page 253

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