Each day tens of millions of American college students begin the morning reciting the phrases of the Pledge of Allegiance: “One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” 

Though the recitation of the pledge has grow to be routine, many should still marvel: Where do the phrases “one nation under God” come from? 

In the 2006 particular, ‘One Nation Under God,’ streamable on Fox Nation, Newt Gingrich goes on a journey to find the position of faith within the founding of America. 

“These days, a lot of historical accounts leave out God as if religion were not central or even important to understanding America,” the previous House Speaker and Fox Nation host shared. “That’s why I decided to go on a trip back in time, in a sense looking historically for the answers.”  

Gingrich’s journey led him first to discover the National Archives the place the Declaration of Independence is stored. The declaration states Americans are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 

Wilfred McClay, of the University of Tennessee, spoke to Gingrich in regards to the significance of those phrases. 

“What’s important about that language is that these are rights that are inherent in being human,” he defined. “They don’t derive from governments. They don’t derive from rulers. They don’t derive from smart philosophers.”

“They derive from nature, and nature is God.” 

 

Though Jefferson defined that the First Amendment “built a wall of separation between church and state,” he nonetheless publicly practiced his faith. 

In reality, historic consultants defined how Jefferson attended public church companies each Sunday within the Capitol constructing and permitted church companies to be held in govt workplace buildings. 

“On a Sunday in Washington in … the 1810s, you would have had services going on in all branches of government,” Library of Congress historian James Hutson stated. “You could actually say that the state became the church on Sunday in Washington and so, some of these arguments we’re having today about religion in the public square are certainly not grounded in the historical record.” 

Since the founding of the federal government, faith has had an unbelievable position in guiding American leaders. 

As President Reagan famously stated, “If we ever forget that we’re ‘one nation under God,’ then we will be a nation going under.” 

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