Thursday, March 13, 2008

Opinion of the First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

John Jay was appointed Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by President George Washington. He is considered a Founding Father because he was a member of the First and Second Continental Congresses. He wrote the Federalist Papers, along with James Madison and Alexander Hamilton.

On October 12, 1816, John Jay said: "Providence has given to 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."

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