Founders Respected God --Why Not Modern Courts?

Ohio's motto, "With God, all things are possible" was declared "unconstitutional" April 25 by the 6th Circuit Court, but not by America's founders. George Washington, President of the Constitutional Convention: "The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained." James Madison, chief architect of the Constitution: "We have staked the whole future of American Civilization...upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." Benjamin Franklin, urging prayer at the Constitutional Convention: "We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.'" They prayed to an impossibility-solving God, and the Constitution emerged.

Until a higher court reverses the 6th Circuit's opinion, I suggest these substitute mottos: "With the ACLU, everything is permissible(except Bible verses)"; or "With the Devil, shootings, abortion, adultery, AIDS, and pornography are probable."

My sister and her minister husband in Canton, Ohio are proving that, motto or not, the truth remains that with God, raising obedient children is possible, curing homosexuals of sin is possible, living a holy life is possible.

An Ohio minister spear-headed the mash-the-motto effort. If he tries deleting Pennsylvania's, "Virtue, Liberty, and Independance" (because it offends the corrupt and Castro-fans), I pray for failure. And with God, ALL things ARE possible.

Rev. Gabriel J. Morley
May 7, 2000

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