Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Harry Truman: Basis of Our Laws Is The Ten Commandments

While some politicians and history books are resistant to saying anything about our country's Christian roots, such shyness is a relatively new phenomenon. Several of our Founders have said that our laws are based on the Ten Commandments of God, and others have said it is important to our nation's success that we follow those Commandments.

Even in 1950 at an Attorney General's Conference, President Harry Truman said,

"The fundamental basis of this nation's laws was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul. I don't think we emphasize that enough these days. If we don't have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anyone except the State."

From the book Three Secular Reasons Why America Should Be Under God, by William J. Federer

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