"And for the support of this declaration, with a firm
reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each
other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."
John Hancock and fifty-five others
Samuel Adams..."Revelation assures
us that righteousness exalteth a nation."
Thomas Jefferson..."I indeed tremble
for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that his justice cannot
Benjamin Franklin..."That there is
one God, who made all things. "That he governs the world by his providence."
That he ought to be worshipped by adoration, prayer, and thanksgiving: But
that the most acceptable service of God is doing good to man."
"That the soul is immortal."
"And that God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or
"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the
present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use
of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the
pains to preserve it." John Adams
II Chronicles 7:13-14
13. If I shut up heaven that there
be no rain, or if I command the Locust to devour the land, of if I send
pestilence among my people;
14. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and
pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear
from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.