President Donald Trump spoke to the 2017 ‘Values Voters’ summit Friday morning in Washington D.C., where he discussed the role of religious morality in the history of the U.S.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: We stand united behind the customs, beliefs, and traditions that define who we are as a nation and as a people. George Washington said that religion and morality are indispensable to America’s… prosperity, happiness, and totally to its success.
It is our values and faith which inspires us to act with courage and to sacrifice for what we know is right. The American founders invoked our Creator four times in the Declaration of Independence — four times.
How times have changed, but you know what? Now they’re changing back again.
Just remember that.
Benjamin Franklin reminded his colleagues at the constitutional convention to begin by bowing their heads in prayer. Religious liberty is enshrined in the very First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. And we all pledge allegiance to very, very beautifully — “one nation, under God.”
This is America’s heritage: A country that never forgets that we are all, all, every one of us, made by the same God in heaven…
I pledge that in a Trump administration, our nation’s religious heritage [will] be cherished, protected and defended like you have never seen before. That’s what is happening. That’s what’s happening. You see it every day
“In America, we don’t worship government — we worship God,” the president said later in his speech. “We are returning moral clarity to our view of the world.” …read more