God, Moses, Crosses and the Bible in Our Capitol Building

This could be the most important post I have ever made.

President George Washington said (emphasis mine):

While just government protects all in their religious rights, true religion affords to government its surest support.

true religion affords to government its surest support”.

Doesn’t sound like “separation of church and state“,
now does it? 

Sounds more like “support, by church, of state“,
or “support of state by church“.

The phrase “separation of church and state” is not in our Constitution. [But it is in the 1936 Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.)]  Our founders did not believe in keeping religion out of our government.  Quite to the contrary, our first President said that the “surest support” of our government is true religion. 

Washington warned:

It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.

Without the support of true religion in our government, our government would fall. 

Those who push for “separation of church and state” are actively trying to remove from our government “its surest support”.

In our Capitol building, there are countless reminders of this Republic’s history as a Judeo-Christian nation (that protects all in their religious rights).

That’s a truth that the “Secular Progressives” don’t want you to know. They can’t handle the truth, so they try to silence those who speak it.

The words “God” and “Moses” are both prominently displayed in the US House of Representatives.

If all you have ever seen of the US House of Representatives is from C-SPAN, you probably don’t know that above the head of the Speaker of the House, just above the American flag, are the words “IN GOD WE TRUST”:

[Click On Picture To Enlarge]

Thank God that image is printed on the cover of a brochure (paid for with our tax dollars) about the House chamber. That brochure was printed when J. Dennis Hastert was Speaker of the House. I doubt that Nancy Pelosi would allow such a picture if the brochure had been printed during her “reign”. I hear that there is a replica of the House of Representatives in the Capitol Visitor Center, but that the words “In God We Trust” have been intentionally left out by the Secular Progressives (Secular = Godless, Progressive = Marxist) who don’t want the public to know the truth. I suspect that Secular Progressives (Godless Marxists) intend for this new “secure public environment” at the Visitor Center to be all that tourists ever see. Once the visitor’s center is complete, they’ll probably try to say that tourists can’t go in the actual Capitol building “for security reasons”. The Godless Marxists can’t handle the truth, so they don’t want tourists to see the truth in the Capitol building. They want tourists to only see a visitor center which has been “sanitized” of any Judeo-Christian imagery.

Now, returning to the actual House of Representatives…If you are standing under “In God We Trust” and turn around 180 degrees, do you know what you (and the Speaker of the House) see up in the gallery?

Moses. Carved in stone. And with his name underneath.

Why?

Because our Republic was founded on the Bible and the Ten Commandments. Our founders were influenced by others whose images are also carved in stone along the gallery, but the only face that is a full headshot and not a profile…the only face that looks directly at the Speaker of the House, is…Moses.

I would have taken a picture of it had I been allowed to do so, but the “House rules” prohibited me from bringing a camera into the House Chamber. With a bit of searching, I found this link with a picture:

Now, if the members of our government who built this chamber, and met for the first time in it on December 16, 1857, truly believed in a “Separation of Church and State”, then why did they design this chamber with “In God We Trust” in it? 

And if the members of our government who remodeled this chamber in 1949-1950 truly believed in a “Separation of Church and State”, then why did they make Moses the focal point of the “lawgivers” – the twenty-three marble relief portraits depicting historical figures noted for their work in establishing the principles that underlie American law.  

For those who don’t know, Moses is the man who brought God’s Ten Commandments down Mount Sinai to the people.  There is significant archaeological evidence that modern day Jabal al-Lawz in northwest Saudi Arabia is in fact the Biblical Mount Sinai.  Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I recommend you order and watch this video, which is worth a million words.

The fact is, they did NOT believe in a “Separation of Church and State”. The First Amendment does not even contain the words Separation, Church, or State.

The founders restricted Congress from establishing (founding, owning, and operating) a Religion (like the government in England had previously done with the state-run Church of England).

The founders never restricted Congress from endorsing (promoting) a Religion. There are endorsements of Christianity all over our Capitol building. Many of the paintings, statues, and doors contain a Bible or a cross in them.

How about the chapel…whose stained glass window shows one of many Bible verses behind our National MottoIn God We Trust“. 

us-capitol-chapel-stained-glass

Let me be clear.  The motto of our nation, and our nation’s government, is “In God We Trust”.  We don’t trust in big government to be the answer to all of our challenges in life, we trust God to be the answer.

If our founders believed in “Separation of Church and State”, then why did they build a chapel into our Capitol building?

President George Washington said (again, emphasis mine):

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of man and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connexions with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked, Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice?
And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who, that is a sincere friend to it, can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?

The truth is that “Separation of Church and State” is a lie. The first amendment was written to keep the government out of the church, not to keep the church out of the government.

If the Godless Marxists (a.k.a. Secular Progressives) succeed in separating church and state, our Republic would cease to exist.

Selah.

————

A Few Declarations of Founding Fathers and Early Statesmen on Jesus, Christianity, and the Bible.

Some, like Dan Riehl, like to make hay about “What Washington didn’t say about God and the Bible“. Let them go back and read the multitude of primary source documents that clearly show how the overwhelming majority of our founders based both their lives and founding of this country upon the Bible.

MYTH: The Founders were mostly Deists.
TRUTH: The Founders were mostly “Christians of all denominations”.

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29 Responses to God, Moses, Crosses and the Bible in Our Capitol Building

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  3. Joe says:

    Thank you for a work well done, we need more voices, loud voices to make ourselves heard. Again thank you.

  4. Joe,

    Thank you for your comment.

    Christians have been brainwashed to stay quiet so that they don’t “offend” anyone.

    Meanwhile, the unhinged left has no problem offending us.

    I believe this is all part of “De-moral-ization” (see Destroyed From Within: The Four Stages of Ideological Subversion), and has led us to the brink of electing a Jihadist, Communist Revolutionary as President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Services.

    It is time to speak the truth boldly, and stop being on the defensive. It is impossible to win when you spend your entire time playing defense.

    It is time to combat “De-moral-ization” with “Re-moral-ization”. Tell the truth and bring our nation back to its true foundation.

    Go read the transcript as you listen to Ronald Reagan deliver his famous speech at the Annual Convention of the the National Association of Evangelicals.

  5. karsonk2 says:

    History is in the process of being re-written through the new Capitol Visitor’s Center in Washington DC which has a replica of the floor of the US House of Representatives where the inscription has been omitted and the National Motto: has been erroneously stated to be: E Plurbus Unum (From Many, One) instead of the correct motto: “In God We Trust”.

    Read more at the following links:

    http://theamericansentinel.com/2008/12/03/in-whom-do-we-trust/#comment-10334

    http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/196/18837/

  6. Karsonk2,

    Thank you for your comment. I have made a new post about this: DeMint: New Capitol Visitor Center Omits History of Faith

    This re-writing of history to deliberately remove the moral foundation of our country (“De-moral-ization”) is a very deliberate part of the Communists’ 4-stage process of destroying countries from within. They have used it this 4-stage process over and over again in country after country.

    It is time for renewal in this country, so that we, by choice, “re-moralize” ourselves and our nation.

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  8. Jon in CA says:

    Your declaration that “Separation of church and state” are no where to be found in the constitution is a sly but pathetic way to negate the importance of the Establishment clause (first amendment) of the constitution.

    Article I of the Constitution:
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.

    George Washington was a president, just like any other president. He did not write the constitution and is not above the law. Just because you site sources of American lawmakers abusing this law and pushing the US government to endorse a specific religion does not mean they were correct. Just as you said Nancy Pelosi would not allow In God We Trust to be written on our walls, neither would Thomas Jefferson.

  9. Jon,

    Your facts are a bit off.

    It’s not “Article I“, it’s Amendment 1.

    And it’s not

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.

    it’s

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    The 1st Amendment prohibits establishment.
    The 1st Amendment does not prohibit endorsement.
    The two words mean different things, and you would do well to educate yourself on that.

    George Washington was a president, just like any other president. He did not write the constitution and is not above the law.

    Jon, how old are you?
    They didn’t teach you much about American history, did they?

    The delegates unanimously elected Washington president of the Constitutional Convention.

    And realize this truth: The same congress that passed this amendment on September 25th, 1789…

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    …was the same Congress that asked President George Washington to issue the Thanksgiving Proclamation that was delivered a mere eight days later: October 3rd, 1789.

    And whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint Committee, requested me

    “To recommend to the People of the United States, a Day of public Thanksgiving and Prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful Hearts the many and signal Favors of Almighty GOD, especially by affording them an Opportunity peaceably to establish a Form of Government for their Safety and Happiness.”

    You say:

    Just because you site sources of American lawmakers abusing this law and pushing the US government to endorse a specific religion does not mean they were correct. Just as you said Nancy Pelosi would not allow In God We Trust to be written on our walls, neither would Thomas Jefferson.

    Educate yourself: God, the Bible, and Our Founders

    Thomas Jefferson attended church in the House of Representatives.

  10. marian davis says:

    I wish I was more computer literate. I would love to post this for the people who took me to task for my answer to the poll question about “In God we trust” on our money. Can this be made available to the whole CARE2 community?

  11. Can this be made available to the whole CARE2 community?

    I don’t know who/what the CARE2 community is, or how to make this available to them. What I recommend is that you share the address to this page with them yourself. Tell them to type the following in their browser address window:

    http://itooktheredpill.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/god-moses-crosses-and-the-bible-in-our-capitol-building/

  12. MYTH: The Founders were mostly Deists.
    TRUTH: The Founders were mostly “Christians of all denominations”.

  13. RESOLVED,
    THAT the United States in Congress assembled highly approve the pious and laudable undertaking of Mr. Aitken, as subservient to the interest of religion, as well as an instance of the progress of arts in this country, and being satisfied from the above report of his care and accuracy in the execution of the work, they recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States, and hereby authorize him to publish this Recommendation in the manner he shall think proper.

  14. Shalini says:

    This is very educational. Thank you.

  15. Thank you for your kind words, Shalini.

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  17. When it comes to the Founders and the Constitution, David Barton knows orders of magnitude more than Jon Stewart.

    Jon Stewart threw every straw man (that his staff gave him on note cards) that he could at David Barton, and Barton knocked every single one of those straw men down. Barton has spent decades studying thousands of primary source documents. Stewart has spent minutes, possibly hours, studying the note cards his staff gave him. It was no contest. Every time Stewart threw a false accusation at Barton, Barton countered with the truth. And every time, Stewart would interrupt Barton’s answer. Stewart could only crack a joke or change the subject; he couldn’t have a straight-up discussion of the truth.

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-may-4-2011/david-barton-pt–1

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-may-4-2011/david-barton-pt–2

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-may-4-2011/exclusive—david-barton-extended-interview-pt–1

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-may-4-2011/exclusive—david-barton-extended-interview-pt–2

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-may-4-2011/exclusive—david-barton-extended-interview-pt–3

    I would love to see a similar discussion between David Barton and “Constitutional Law” lecturer Barack Obama.

    When it comes to the Founders and the Constitution, David Barton knows orders of magnitude more than Barack Obama.

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  21. joshmertz says:

    Good Article…so many people choose to take the blue pill ; ) So interesting how the color blue is commonly associated with the “progressive liberal” democratic party…

    http://joshmertz.wordpress.com/2010/12/28/and-that-the-elected-might-never-form-to-themselves-an-interest-separate-from-the-electors/

  22. Good Article…so many people choose to take the blue pill ; )

    Thanks, Josh, and indeed you are correct. Sadly, far too many people choose to take the blue pill.

    Morpheus: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.

    [Neo starts reaching for the red pill]

    Morpheus: Remember… all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCUhFZnxoBU

    Morpheus: “The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU1SGf6cHmw

  23. Nathan Battaglia says:

    I enjoyed your post. However, the definition of God has to be clearly defined. Every man who signed the constitution believed in a single Creator, but a lot of them would not call Jesus Christ Lord. If I had a statue of Aristotle and Moses holding the “Ten Commandments” in my house side by side and I gave them both the same honor, would you think I was a Christian. 13 men who signed the declaration of independence were Freemasons. Masons agree that there was a Creator, but they call him the “Great Architect of the Universe, or G.A.O.T.U.”. George Washington wouldn’t even take communion. As for David Barton, all I will say is that he has been caught in more than a few lies. Go to his website and look at the quote from John Adams to Benjamin Rush from Dec. 21, 2009. John Adams appears to be applauding the Holy Ghost, and David Barton is willing to push that idea. However, if you look at the letter, you can see clearly that Adams was simply mocking people who believe in the Holy Ghost. He actually thought that God was completely unknowable. Look at the context of all the letters that get exploited by David Barton. I believe that like Paul says in Hebrews 11:16, “But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, For He has prepared for them a city.”
    Paul was talking about the father’s of faith who were considered strangers and exiles on the earth.

  24. Nathan,
    You make several claims without backing them up with any evidence. The historical record shows that John Hancock and the Continental Congress, on March 16, 1776, less than four months before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, earnestly recommended that May 17, 1776 (less than two months before the signing of the Declaration of Independence):

    “be observed by the said Colonies as a day of HUMILIATION, FASTING, and PRAYER; that we may with united hearts confess and bewail our manifold sins and transgressions, and by a sincere, repentance and amendment of life, appease his righteous displeasure and through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, obtain his pardon and forgiveness; humbly imploring his assistance to frustrate the cruel purposes of our unnatural enemies; …”

    And

    “…grant that a spirit of incorruptible Patriotism and of pure undefiled Religion may universally prevail; and this Continent be speedily restored to the blessings of Peace and Liberty, and enabled to transmit them inviolate to the latest Posterity. And it is recommended to Christians of all denominations to assemble for Public Worship, and abstain from servile Labour on the said Day.

    By Order of Congress, JOHN HANCOCK, President”

    More here, including a full transcript and document image.

    The founders were predominantly “Christians of all denominations”. You claim that “a lot of them would not call Jesus Christ Lord”, but you provide no evidence to substantiate your claim. I challenge you to specifically name a few of the signers who you think “would not call Jesus Christ Lord”. You claim that there are “a lot of them”, so it should be easy for you to name a few. And then show evidence from their personal wrtitings to back up your claim.

    You also claim that David Barton “has been caught in more than a few lies”, but you provide no evidence to substantiate your claim.

    So let’s see… which should I trust: The documented, historical record, or your unsubstantiated claims?

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