In his remarks for the unveiling of the Equestrian Statue of Bishop Francis Asbury, (Washington, D.C., October 15, 1924) President Calvin Coolidge stated:
"Our government rests upon religion. It is from that source that we derive
our reverence for truth and justice, for equality and liberty, and for the rights of mankind. Unless the people believe in these principles they cannot believe in our government."
See: Google Books excerpt from Calvin Coolidge by David Greenberg