Wednesday, February 4, 2009

President Franklin Pierce Inaugural Address - Dependence on God

Millard Fillmore became our 13th President after Zachary Taylor died in office. He then served only one term and did not have opportunity to give an Inaugural Address.

President Franklin Pierce was our 14th President. In his 1853 Inaugural Address he said:

"But let not the foundation of our hope rest upon man's wisdom. It will not be sufficient that sectional prejudices find no place in the public deliberations. It will not be sufficient that the rash counsels of human passion are rejected. It must be felt that there is no national security but in the nation's humble, acknowledged dependence upon God and His overruling providence."

The whole address is here

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