February features the birthdays of two of our greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. So it is fitting that Congress has designated a Monday holiday in February to honor all past Presidents of the United States of America.
George Washington believed that for the Constitution to work, the people needed to be virtuous and not suppose that “morality can be maintained without religion” or that “national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”
Two centuries later, Ronald Reagan was carried through his years of service by a set of Christian convictions, which did not take God’s blessings or our religious freedoms for granted. He said, “Without God, there is no virtue, because there is not prompting of the conscience…Without God, there is a coarsening of the society.”
Perhaps that president was also prophetic when he said, “If we ever forget that we’re ‘one nation under God’ then we will be a nation gone under.”