American Minute with Bill Federer
Jan. 20 - Past Presidents Proclaim the Almighty
20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1933, changed the
date of Presidential Inaugurations from March 4th to JANUARY 20th.
Franklin Roosevelt stated in his Inaugural Address, January 20, 1945: "Almighty God has blessed our land."
Harry S Truman, January 20, 1949: "We believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God."
Dwight Eisenhower, January 20, 1953: "This is the work that awaits us
all, to be done with bravery, with charity, and with prayer to Almighty
John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961: "The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God."
Lyndon B. Johnson, January 20, 1965: "The judgment of God is harshest on those who are most favored."
Richard Nixon, January 20, 1969: "As all are born equal in dignity before God, all are born equal in dignity before man."
Gerald Ford, August 9, 1974: "I am acutely aware that you have not
elected me as your President by your ballots, and so I ask you to
confirm me as your President with your prayers...I now solemnly reaffirm
my promise...to uphold the Constitution, to do what is right as God
gives me to see the right."
Jimmy Carter, January 20, 1977:
"'What does the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love
mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.'"
January 20, 1981: "With God's help, we can and will resolve the
problems which now confront us. And after all, why shouldn't we believe
that? We are Americans."
George H.W. Bush, January 20, 1989:
"Heavenly Father, we bow our heads and thank You for Your love...Make
us strong to do Your work, willing to heed and hear Your will...And if
our flaws are endless, God's love is truly boundless...God bless you and
God bless the United States of America."
January 20, 1993: "The Scripture says, 'And let us not be weary in
well-doing, for in due season, we shall reap, if we faint not.'...With
God's help, we must answer the call. Thank you and God bless you."
George W. Bush, January 20, 2001: "I will work to build a single nation
of justice and opportunity. I know this is within our reach, because
we are guided by a power larger than ourselves, Who creates us equal in
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