James Wilson – Religion and Law are Twin Sisters, Far From Being Rivals or Enemies

James Wilson said, "Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and the moral sense, forms an essential part of both."

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Francis Scott Key – I Don’t Believe There Are Any New Objections To Be Discovered To The Truth Of Christianity

Francis Scott Key said, "I don’t believe there are any new objections to be discovered to the truth of Christianity, though there may be some art in presenting old ones in a new dress. [. . .] Men may argue ingeniously against our faith [. . .] but what can they say in defence of their own? I would carry the war into their own territories."

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Laura Ingalls Wilder – God Is America’s King

As a family we have been listening to the audio recordings of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” book series. From the "Little Town On The Prairie" book, I find Laura’s response to the 4th of July events well worth reporting for the readers of HistoricWords.

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George Washington – Proclamation For A National Thanksgiving

George Washington said, "Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor; and whereas both Houses of Congress, by their joint committee, requested me 'to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness'"

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Thomas Jefferson – Truth Is Great, And Will Prevail If Left To Herself

Thomas Jefferson said, "truth is great, and will prevail if left to herself, and is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, ... unless (by human interposition) disarmed of her natural weapons – free argument and debate."

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