As we celebrate Presidents Day, we remember two men whose strength and wisdom were able to stabilize our nation in perilous times. With our country so divided politically, we yearn for leaders who can set the nation’s good above their personal ambitions. We want them to look at the problems of this country and the sufferings of people rather than to blindly support their political agenda. As a people, may we need to make wise, informed, and responsible decisions in choosing our future leaders. Let us be grateful for the continued gift of freedom. In the stress of our times, may we never take our freedom for granted and may we strive to be a people who will truly seek peace and justice for all.
May our country and its leaders be blessed with the spirit of truth and unity.
Be aware of events in Washington and become well educated on the positions and voting records of your representatives at the national level. Make informed decisions and not merely ones influenced by slanted information or party affiliation.
Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.
However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today – and in fact we have forgotten.
John F. Kennedy
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
Our nation is the enduring dream of every immigrant who ever set foot on these shores, and the millions still struggling to be free. This nation, this idea called America, was and always will be a new world — our new world.
George H. Bush
We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.
And I will do everything that I can as long as I am President of the United States to remind the American people that we are one nation under God, and we may call that God by different names but we remain one nation.