How do we move on after a horrific election cycle where many are discouraged with the outcome? History of the United States strongly indicates resilience to do right, despite imperfect citizens and intense division.
President Ronald Reagan called for a constitutional amendment to permit voluntary vocal prayer in public schools. In his 1984 address, Reagan invoked Benjamin Franklin’s proposal for prayer at the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
When the Constitution was being debated at the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin stated: “The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see that God governs in the affairs of men. Without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel.” He asked: “Have we now forgotten this powerful Friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance?”
President Lincoln signed the following Resolution on March 30, 1863, two years before the end of the civil war. “Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation.”
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