(Excerpted from www.Townhall.com, a blog by Chuck Norris)
For our founders, moral fortitude was dependent upon the liberties of religion, not the laws of men. John Adams, our second president, explained: "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
Benjamin Franklin put it this way: "That wise Men have in all Ages thought Government necessary for the Good of Mankind; and, that wise Governments have always thought Religion necessary for the well ordering and well-being of Society, and accordingly have been ever careful to encourage and protect the Ministers of it, paying them the highest publick Honours, that their Doctrines might thereby meet with the greater Respect among the common People."
Few people know that, before ever considering running for the White House, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, fought for America's Judeo-Christian heritage by writing two volumes and creating a DVD tour by the same name, "Rediscovering God in America."
This blog is in support of Newt Gingrich and I believe that Chuck is right on about it. But, it's also a great read because it has some important historical quotes from assorted founding fathers that you might want to "collect".
Read it all here: http://townhall.com/columnists/chucknorris/2012/02/28/for_whom_woul...