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I read this and it stuck in my mind. I thought you were wrong about this Barry. I always remembered reading a lot of "God" references by Presidents. I took a few minutes and Googled a few inaugural speeches from Presidents I thought were important at least in their time. Washington , Lincoln , both Roosevelts , Truman , Eisenhower , Kennedy and Regan. I am taking the liberty to post excerpts that I found interesting and contrary to your memory. These are the only seven I looked up. I don't think it is a coincidence or luck that I found what I found.
My countrymen, one and all, think calmly and well, upon this whole subject. Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time. If there be an object to hurry any of you, in hot haste, to a step which you would never take deliberately, that object will be frustrated by taking time; but no good object can be frustrated by it. Such of you as are now dissatisfied still have the old Constitution unimpaired, and, on the sensitive point, the laws of your own framing under it; while the new administration will have no immediate power, if it would, to change either. If it were admitted that you who are dissatisfied, hold the right side in the dispute, there still is no single good reason for precipitate action. Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him, who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty.
Tuesday, January 20, 1981
I am told that tens of thousands of prayer meetings are being held on this day, and for that I am deeply grateful. We are a nation under God, and I believe God intended for us to be free. It would be fitting and good, I think, if on each Inauguration Day in future years it should be declared a day of prayer.
Actually the point was and is that this is a country founded , nurtured , governed with ideals by men that have always stressed a belief in God. A thankfulness for his gifts and a wish for his guidance. Their particular religion is not a question or a problem just the understanding that they all believe in God.
A society without religion is like a vessel without compass.
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