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I collected a few quotes from our Nation’s Founders that illustrate how much they expected Christians to influence the nation. (These are just a few of the many quotes I could have used!)


Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Whoever shall introduce into the public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.”


John Adams concurred, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”


His son, John Quincy Adams declared: “So great is my veneration of the Bible, that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society.”


Here’s a quote from John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:


“Providence has given our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”

When you see what scripture has to say about good citizens, you can see why Daniel Webster said this: “Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.” … This is from the man who came up with Webster’s Dictionary back in the 1800’s. And that’s how he defined a Good Citizen!

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