While I’ve been studying the spiritual history of Kansas, one man stands out clearly. President Dwight Eisenhower. He did many great things as president and was responsible for putting the words, “Under God” in our pledge of allegiance and signed the law to make “In God We Trust” our National motto.
At a Flag Day speech in 1954, he said, “In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country’s most powerful resource in peace and war.”
He also said, “Democracy is nothing in the world but a spiritual conviction, a conviction that each of us is enormously valuable, because of a certain standing before our God. Now, any group that binds itself together to awaken all of us to these simple things…is, in my mind, a dedicated, patriotic group that can well take the Bible in one hand and the flag in the other, and march ahead.”
Kansans, we need to pray that our kids will be taught the true history about these hero’s of Kansas.
Click here to read an article on the Wallbuilders website written by David Barton about President Eisenhower and One Nation Under God: http://www.wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=105586