Sunday, February 1, 2009

James K. Polk Inaugural - Invokes the Almighty Ruler of the Universe

Our 10th President, John Tyler, died before he could give his address.

James K. Polk was our 11th President. In his Anaugural address (1845) he said:

"In assuming responsibilities so vast I fervently invoke the aid of that Almighty Ruler of the Universe in whose hands are the destinies of nations and of men to guard this Heaven-favored land against the mischiefs which without His guidance might arise from an unwise public policy. With a firm reliance upon the wisdom of Omnipotence to sustain and direct me in the path of duty which I am appointed to pursue, I stand in the presence of this assembled multitude of my countrymen to take upon myself the solemn obligation 'to the best of my ability to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.'
"[The Government is the protector] of every religious sect, in their worship of the Almighty according to the dictates of their own conscience;..."

In those words, Polk:

  1. Recognizes that there IS an Almighty Ruler of the Universe
  2. Recognzes that the Almighty can help him/us
  3. Recognizes that our country is Heaven favored
  4. Recognizes that the Almighty has omnipotent wisdom

Read the whole Polk Inaugural address

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