Saturday, March 28, 2009

Calvin Coolidge on Spritual Nature of Declaration of Independence

The following is from President Calvin Coolidge, July 5, 1926 (speaking about the Declaration of Independence):

"In its main feature the Declaration of Indepdendence is a great spiritual document. It is a declaration not of material but of spiritual conceptions. Equality, liberty, popular sovereignty, the rights of man - these are...ideals. They have their source and their roots in the religious convictions. They belong to the unseen world. Unless the faith of the Americans in these religious convictions is to endure, the principles of our Declaration will perish. We can not continue to enjoy the result if we neglect and abandon the cause."

From the book Treasury of Presidential Quotations by William J. Federer

See excerpt in Google Books

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