The Presidents Code – The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidency

The Presidents Code – The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidency

President Dwight D. Eisenhower 1/20/1953-1/20/1961
President Dwight D. Eisenhower 1/20/1953-1/20/1961

Dwight Eisenhower’s name meaning is speaking of the deliverance of Israel from the bondage of Egypt where they are brought to Mt. Sinai and given His Word.

 

Dwight is an English surname which derives from the Medieval feminine name ‘Diot’ which is a diminutive of Dionysia. Dionysia is the feminine form of Dionysius.  Dionysius is a combination of the Greek word Διος ‘Dios’ meaning ‘Zeus’ and Νυσα ‘Nysa’ which was a ‘legendary mountain.’

 

Zeus is actually a name which derives from God. Ζευς ‘Zeus‘ comes from Greek word ζην ‘zen’ meaning to live and Δια ‘Dia’ from δυι ‘dui’ meaning through. ‘To live through.’ This is the definition of God (Acts 17:28; John 1:1-9) which was corrupted by the heathen into the name of a false god.

The legendary mountain of God.  This is where Moses was called.

 

Exodus 3:1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

 

David means the beloved one.  Israel was delivered for the sake of the fathers who were beloved in the sight of the Lord (Deuteronomy 9:5; Micah 7:20).

On a deeper level, David comes from the Hebrew word דד ‘dad’ which means a bosom and is linked to the concept of being under the shadow of God’s wings. The picture is of a parent holding a child in their bosoms and looking into their eyes. Further linking this concept is the English word ‘baby.’ The word baby comes from the Hebrew word בבה ‘babah’ which means the pupil of the eyes or the ‘apple of the eye.’  When one holds a baby in their arms and looks into their eyes, their reflection is seen in the baby’s pupils.

 

Scripture associates this intimate relationship of a parent looking into the eyes of their child with the relationship between God and His people being under the shadow of His wings (Psalm 17:8; Deuteronomy 32:10). This points to the deliverance of Israel from Egypt and their travels to Mt. Sinai (Exodus 19:4,17).

 

Exodus 19:4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.

Deuteronomy 32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

Deuteronomy 32:11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:

Deuteronomy 32:12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.

 

Eisenhower’s nickname was ‘Ike.’  Ike is a diminutive of Isaac which comes from the Hebrew word צחק ‘tsachaq’ which means laughter.  This word is also referring to the redemption of Israel (Psalm 126:1-2).

 

Eisenhower comes from the German name ‘Eisenhauer’ which means iron cutter or iron worker.  Israel being redeemed from Egypt is associated with iron working (Deuteronomy 4:20; Jeremiah 11:4).

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Dwight Eisenhower’s life points strongly to Moses, of whom his name meaning is referring to. Eisenhower was seen as a ‘father figure,’ another George Washington. This is interesting to note as George Washington‘s name meaning and his character depicts the Heavenly Father planting the Garden of Eden. Moses was spoken of as a the representative of God on earth (Exodus 4:16; 7:1) and is perhaps the greatest picture of Messiah, the Son of God, in the Bible.

 

Scripture declares that the Father created all things through the Son (Colossians 1:16; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Psalm 33:6) so it was He who planted the Garden in Eden and whom George Washington‘s name is referring to. Moses is one of the greatest shadow pictures of Jesus seen in the Bible.

 

The Messiah is the Prophet who is like unto Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15-19; John 6:14; 7:40; Luke 7:16; Acts 3:22). Both Moses and Messiah had a king try to kill them at birth (Exodus 1:22; Matthew 2:13). They were hidden to escape death (Exodus 2:2; Matthew 2:13). Both returned to the land of which they fled after the death of this king (Exodus 4:19; Matthew 2:20). They were goodly children (Exodus 2:2; Luke 2:40). Moses chose God over the riches of the world as did Christ (Hebrews 11:24-26; Matthew 4:8-10). Both saw the burdens of their brethren and had compassion on them (Exodus 2:11; Mark 6:34). They were both servants (Psalm 105:26; Matthew 12:18), who came upon the scene with miracles (Exodus 3:2-4; Matthew 3:16-17) and through whom signs and wonders were performed (Deuteronomy 34:10-12; Acts 2:22) but were rejected during their first ‘advents’ (Exodus 2:14; John 1:11). They were both humble (Exodus 3:11; Numbers 12:3; Matthew 11:28-30) and snares to their people (Exodus 10:7; 1 Peter 2:8). Israel believed in Moses the second time he came (Exodus 4:29-31) so too will all peoples believe in Jesus when He returns (Philippians 2:11; Revelation 1:7).

 

Moses and Jesus were priests (Psalm 99:6; Hebrew 7:24), mediators (Exodus 33:8-9; Deuteronomy 5:5; 1 Timothy 2:5) intercessors (Numbers 21:7; Romans 8:34), kings (Deuteronomy 33:4-5; Acts 17:7), judges (Exodus 18:13; John 5:27), and shepherds (Exodus 3:1; John 10:11). They brought deliverance through the blood of the lamb (Exodus 12:13, 23; John 1:29; Hebrew 9:11-15). God brought manna through Moses (Exodus 16:15) but gave the true bread from heaven in Christ (John 6:33). Both gave the teaching of the Lord from a mountain (Exodus 19-20; Matthew 5-7) after fasting for 40 days (Exodus 34:28; Matthew 4:1-2) where their faces shone with the Glory of God (Exodus 34:29; Matthew 17:1-2).

 

Moses proclaimed the name of the Lord as did Jesus (Deuteronomy 32:3; John 17:6, 26). Moses’ name means drawn out of water (Exodus 2:10). This is where salvation comes (Isaiah 12:3). Salvation in Hebrew is ישועה ‘yeshuah’ which is the name of Jesus in Hebrew (Matthew 1:21).

 

Moses was ‘faithful in all his house’ (Hebrews 3:2-5) as Christ Jesus is Faithful and True (Revelation 19:11). Faithfulness and trustworthiness is one of the primary characters that Dwight Eisenhower had. Those who worked with him said these were his primary attributes.

 

Eisenhower was a skilled writer and a could give a good speech but was not a good impromptu communicator. This too connects to Moses (Exodus 4:10). This also links to Christ who spoke in parables which the masses could not understand (Matthew 13:11-13, 34-35; Mark 4:34).

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Dwight Eisenhower rose to fame as the leader of the Allied Forces during World War II. In the ‘code, ‘this War was a picture of Israel being delivered from slavery to Pharaoh in Egypt. Eisenhower as a picture of Moses is clearly displayed here. It is interesting to note that in historical writings such as the book of Jasher and the works of Flavius Josephus, Moses was depicted as a war leader during his years in Egypt before fleeing to Midian. So too, Christ is the Captain of the Lord’s host (Joshua 5:14-15; Revelation 19:11-14).

 

Eisenhower obtained his position as leader of the Allied Forces because of his experience in the Philippines where he trained up their army. It is here that Ike shaved his head completely bald which made him look like an Egyptian. So too, Moses looked like an Egyptian during his early days (Exodus 2:19).

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After the war, Eisenhower took a job as President of Columbia University. This has an interesting connection to Moses as the word Columbia means a dove. Scripture connects the dove with the Spirit of God (Matthew 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:32; John 1:32). The Spirit of God was upon Moses during his days as deliverer of Israel (Numbers 11:17, 25, 29) and was given to the Messiah without measure (John 3:34; Revelation 5:6).

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At his first Inauguration, Dwight Eisenhower took the oath of office by swearing upon two Bibles. One used by George Washington during his first Inaugural and one that he received from his mother when he graduated from West Point. Here we see a connection to the two tablets of stone which God gave Moses at Mt. Sinai (Exodus 24:12; 31:18; 32:15).

 

Dwight Eisenhower began his Inaugural address with a prayer asking God to use him and the people of this nation to glorify Him. Here is yet another Moses connection as the Glory of the Lord was revealed during his days (Deuteronomy 5:24; Exodus 29:43; Isaiah 43:7, 21). This also further displays the Moses – Jesus connection (John 17:4).

 

MY friends, before I begin the expression of those thoughts that I deem appropriate to this moment, would you permit me the privilege of uttering a little private prayer of my own. And I ask that you bow your heads:

Almighty God, as we stand here at this moment my future associates in the executive branch of government join me in beseeching that Thou will make full and complete our dedication to the service of the people in this throng, and their fellow citizens everywhere.

 

Give us, we pray, the power to discern clearly right from wrong, and allow all our words and actions to be governed thereby, and by the laws of this land. Especially we pray that our concern shall be for all the people regardless of station, race, or calling.

 

May cooperation be permitted and be the mutual aim of those who, under the concepts of our Constitution, hold to differing political faiths; so that all may work for the good of our beloved country and Thy glory. Amen.”

 

Throughout Eisenhower’s address he spoke of the ideological conflict between Communistic nations and government’s based upon the concept of freedoms given by the Creator such as the United States. Eisenhower spoke of this as the challenge of the times. He depicted the duty of Americans to spread the doctrine of freedom to the world while preventing the spread of Communism.

 

The world and we have passed the midway point of a century of continuing challenge. We sense with all our faculties that forces of good and evil are massed and armed and opposed as rarely before in history.

 

This fact defines the meaning of this day. We are summoned by this honored and historic ceremony to witness more than the act of one citizen swearing his oath of service, in the presence of God. We are called as a people to give testimony in the sight of the world to our faith that the future shall belong to the free.

 

For our own country, it has been a time of recurring trial. We have grown in power and in responsibility. We have passed through the anxieties of depression and of war to a summit unmatched in man’s history. Seeking to secure peace in the world, we have had to fight through the forests of the Argonne, to the shores of Iwo Jima, and to the cold mountains of Korea.

 

In the swift rush of great events, we find ourselves groping to know the full sense and meaning of these times in which we live. In our quest of understanding, we beseech God’s guidance. We summon all our knowledge of the past and we scan all signs of the future. We bring all our wit and all our will to meet the question:

At such a time in history, we who are free must proclaim anew our faith. This faith is the abiding creed of our fathers. It is our faith in the deathless dignity of man, governed by eternal moral and natural laws.

 

This faith defines our full view of life. It establishes, beyond debate, those gifts of the Creator that are man’s inalienable rights, and that make all men equal in His sight….This faith rules our whole way of life. It decrees that we, the people, elect leaders not to rule but to serve. It asserts that we have the right to choice of our own work and to the reward of our own toil. It inspires the initiative that makes our productivity the wonder of the world. And it warns that any man who seeks to deny equality among all his brothers betrays the spirit of the free and invites the mockery of the tyrant.

 

It is because we, all of us, hold to these principles that the political changes accomplished this day do not imply turbulence, upheaval or disorder. Rather this change expresses a purpose of strengthening our dedication and devotion to the precepts of our founding documents, a conscious renewal of faith in our country and in the watchfulness of a Divine Providence.

 

Here, then, is joined no argument between slightly differing philosophies. This conflict strikes directly at the faith of our fathers and the lives of our sons. No principle or treasure that we hold, from the spiritual knowledge of our free schools and churches to the creative magic of free labor and capital, nothing lies safely beyond the reach of this struggle.

 

Freedom is pitted against slavery; lightness against the dark.”

 

Scripture likens God’s Word to freedom (Psalm 119:44-45, 96; James 1:25, 2:10-12) and light (Proverbs 6:23; Psalm 119:105). Again, Eisenhower’s name is strongly associated with the giving of this Word at Mt. Sinai.

 

Eisenhower said this struggle between light and darkness could only be won by righteousness and prayer to the Almighty.

 

“This is the hope that beckons us onward in this century of trial. This is the work that awaits us all, to be done with bravery, with charity, and with prayer to Almighty God.

 

Afterward, Ike spoke of why he started his address with prayer and further shows his concern with the rise of secular thought associated with Communism.

 

“I did not want my Inaugural Address to be a sermon, by any means; I was not a man of the cloth,” he explained. “But there was embedded in me from boyhood, just as it was in my brothers, a deep faith in the beneficence of the Almighty. I wanted, then, to make this faith clear without creating the impression that I intended, as the political leader of the United States, to avoid my own responsibilities in an effort to pass them on to the Deity. I was seeking a way to point out that we were getting too secular.”

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Later in his Presidency Eisenhower would speak of the importance of prayer in a free country, declaring the importance of faith in God for Americans during a time of conflict with Communist nations who were atheistic in nature.

 

“When we came to that turning point in history, when we intended to establish a government for free men and a Declaration and Constitution to make it last, in order to explain such a system we had to say: ‘We hold that all men are endowed by their Creator.’

 

In one sentence we established that every free government is imbedded soundly in a deeply-felt religious faith or it makes no sense. Today if we recall those things and if, in that sense, we can back off from our problems and depend upon a power greater than ourselves, I believe that we begin to draw these problems into focus.

 

As Benjamin Franklin said at one time during the course of the stormy consultation at the Constitutional Convention, because he sensed that the convention was on the point of breaking up: ‘Gentlemen, I suggest that we have a word of prayer.’ And strangely enough, after a bit of prayer the problems began to smooth out and the convention moved to the great triumph that we enjoy today – the writing of our Constitution.

 

Today I think that prayer is just simply a necessity, because by prayer I believe we mean an effort to get in touch with the Infinite. We know that even our prayers are imperfect. Even our supplications are imperfect. Of course they are. We are imperfect human beings. But if we can back off from those problems and make the effort, then there is something that ties us all together. We have begun in our grasp of that basis of understanding, which is that all free government is firmly founded in a deeply-felt religious faith.”

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Dwight Eisenhower’s years as President saw a time of relative peace and prosperity in America. This corresponds to the giving of the law at Mt. Sinai which, if followed, is promised to be a source of peace (Leviticus 26:6; Proverbs 16:7) and prosperity (Deuteronomy 29:9; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:2; 1 Kings 2:3).

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A defining aspect of Dwight Eisenhower’s Presidency is the Cold War as mentioned already. The Cold War corresponds to the conflict between Israel and the Canaanite nations which began after Israel was delivered from Egypt. This conflict continued until the days of Solomon (1 Kings 4:21-25) which corresponds to the Presidency of George H.W. Bush when the Cold War also ended. The promise of victory over Canaan began during the days of Moses (Exodus 23:31; Deuteronomy 11:24) just as the beginning of the Cold War began during Harry Truman‘s days. Conflict with the Canaanite nations began when Israel dwelt in the wilderness (Exodus 17:8) just as the tensions of the Cold War were escalated during the days of Dwight Eisenhower.

 

At the end of Eisenhower’s Presidency the Communist nations appeared to be getting the upper hand in the Cold War. Sputnik was launched by the Russians which gave them the appearance of pulling ahead in the space race. In 1959, Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba which further displayed the Communists as pulling ahead in the battle of ideological control of the world. This corresponds to the Canaanite nations defeating Israel (Numbers 14:43-45) after the first generation lost faith due to the evil report of the spies spoken of in Numbers 13.

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The first conflict of the Cold War was the battle in Korea. President Eisenhower ended the Korean War, which was a parable of the war between Israel and Amalek before they went up to Mt. Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments. He did this by veiled threats against the Chinese of using America’s nuclear arsenal. In the ‘code,’ the Atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima were a picture of the last plague upon Egypt where the death of the firstborn occurred. It is here that Israel came to true faith in the outstretched arm of the Lord (Exodus 14:31). Israel was given victory over Amalek by the outstretched arms of Moses (Exodus 17:11-13). It is here that Moses proclaimed God as ‘Yahweh Nissi’ which means the Lord is our banner or flag. This is yet another link to Eisenhower who was responsible for putting the phrase ‘under God’ in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

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A number of Dwight Eisenhower’s policies that were implemented in what came to be known as the ‘Eisenhower Doctrine’ greatly affected the Presidencies of those who would follow him. Eisenhower’s assistance given to the South Vietnam was a beginning stage of involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was a part of the larger encompassing Cold War. In the ‘code,’ the Cold War represented the conflict between Israel and the Canaanite nations. The Vietnam War depicted the wars with these Canaanite nations where Israel didn’t completely destroy them as commanded by God. The Vietnam War ended during the Presidency of Richard Nixon whose name is depicting the days of Joshua where Israel subdued the nations of Canaan but did not defeat them outright (Joshua 15:63; 16:10; 17:12-16; 23:13-13; Judges 1:19-21, 27-35). The same can be said of Vietnam where the war ended without a clear cut victory.

 

Interestingly, the word meaning of the word Vietnam is speaking of those who dwell in southern China. This connects to the Hebrew word נגב ‘negev’ which is speaking of southern Israel/Canaan. It is here that the spies entered the land (Numbers 13:17). The inability of the United States to gain a clear cut victory in the Vietnam War gave the Communist nations the ability to keep power in the world. It was the lack of faith that Israel had, beginning with the spies, that the Lord left the Canaanites in their land to be thorns in their sides (Numbers 33:55; Joshua 23:13; Judges 2:3).

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Another Cold War conflict of which Eisenhower was involved was the Iranian ‘coup de’etat’ which set up the Shah as the leader of the country. This led to the Iranian Revolution of 1979 which was one of the main causes of Jimmy Carter losing the Presidency to Ronald Reagan. Carter’s Presidency is a picture of the days of King David, Reagan’s a picture of David as well and the transition to Solomon. This transfer of power from David to Solomon is depicted in 1 Kings chapter 2. It is here that David gives Solomon the charge to walk in the commandments of the Lord. This is the primary connection of Ike’s Presidency as Eisenhower’s name is speaking particularly of Mt. Sinai. This conflict is spoken of in more detail in the article on Jimmy Carter’s Presidency.

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During Dwight Eisenhower’s Presidency, the Federal Highway Act was passed which brought forth an Interstate Highway System desired as a defense precaution in the event of a ground invasion by a foreign country. This connects to Moses and the days of Israel traveling through the wilderness.

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The Civil Rights movement continued during Eisenhower’s Presidency. The word segregate comes from the Latin word ‘segregatus’ which means to separate or divide a flock. The Civil Rights movement sought to desegregate or to unite the peoples of the country. Here we see the account of Israel coming to Mt. Sinai as one, united nation (Exodus 19:6) to receive Ten Commandments.

 

Eisenhower ended segregation in the Armed Forces and Federal Offices. However, In 1957, Arkansas refused to accept the Supreme Court ruling that the public school system must desegregate. This led to Eisenhower being forced to send the National Guard to implement the ruling. Those who knew Eisenhower said he was deeply grieved that the National Guard had to be used on American soil but in order to uphold the Constitution, the law, he sent them. This is yet another connection to the law of Moses and Eisenhower.

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During Eisenhower’s Presidency Alaska and Hawaii were admitted to the Union as the 49th and 50th states. It is interesting to note that the giving of the Ten Commandments, which is what Eisenhower’s Presidency depicts, was given on the feast of Pentecost which occurs on the 50th day after the sabbath that occurs during the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:16).

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In 1954, the words “under God” were added to the Pledge of Allegiance during the Eisenhower administration. Eisenhower spoke of this act as a proclamation of the faith of the people of this country in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob:

 

“From this day forward, the millions of our school children will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural school house, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty. To anyone who truly loves America, nothing could be more inspiring than to contemplate this rededication of our youth, on each school morning, to our country’s true meaning. Especially is this meaningful as we regard today’s world. Over the globe, mankind has been cruelly torn by violence and brutality and, by the millions, deadened in mind and soul by a materialistic philosophy of life. Man everywhere is appalled by the prospect of atomic war. In this somber setting, this law and its effects today have profound meaning. 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 or in war.”

 

The pledge of allegiance declares that the United States is one nation under God. This portrays the unity of Israel which comes from the law given at Mt. Sinai (Exodus 19:5-6; 12:49; Deuteronomy 31:11-12; Numbers 15:15-16, 29; Leviticus 19:33-34; 24:22; Galatians 3:28). This unity of Israel is illustrated in the United States flag which is comprised of 13 red and white stripes which correspond with the camp of Israel which consisted of the 12 tribes of Israel and the tribe of Levi in their midst.

 

Charles W. Stewart, who was the superintendent of naval records and the library of the U.S. Navy Department made the same connection between Mt. Sinai, Israel and the flag of the United States.

 

“The flag may trace its ancestry back to Mount Sinai, whence the Lord gave to Moses the Ten Commandments and the Book of the Law, which testify of God’s will and man’s duty; and were deposited in the Ark of the Covenant within the Tabernacle, whose curtains were blue, purple, scarlet, and fine-twined linen.”

 

“Before the ark stood the table of shewbread, with its cloth of blue, scarlet and white. These colours of the Hebrew Tabernacle were taken over by the early Western Church for its own and given to all the nations of western Europe for their flags. When the United States chose their flag it was of the colours of old, but new in arrangement and design, and they called it ‘The Stars and Stripes.’

 

“Our flag is of the colours red, white and blue. Red is for courage, zeal, and fervency; white is for purity, cleanness of life and rectitude of conduct; blue is for loyalty, devotion, friendship, justice and truth. The star is an ancient symbol of India, Persia and Egypt, and signifies dominion and sovereignty.”

 

On Flag Day in 1917, Frederick C. Hicks, in the U.S. House of Representatives stated the following:

“The flag of America does more than proclaim mere power or acclaim a great and glorious history…Its stars and its stripes voice the spirit of America calling to a nation of indomitable courage and infinite possibilities to live the tenets of Christianity, to teach the gospel of work and usefulness, to advance education, to demand purity of thought and action in public life, and to protect the liberties of free government from the aggressions of despotic power. This is the call of the flag of the Union in this hour of crisis and turmoil, when civilization and the laws of nations and of humanity are being engulfed in the maelstrom of death and destruction.”

 

Hicks’ speech was given during the time period of World War I, but was just as appropriate during Eisenhower’s days as President and today as well.

 

Further connecting this period of time in Scripture to the United States Flag is the war with Amalek (Exodus 17:8-16). It was after the war with Amalek, which is depicted in parable form in the Korean war of which Eisenhower ended, that Moses declared that the Lord is our flag or banner (Exodus 17:15). Scripture speaks of the Messiah as the banner of whom the nations gather unto (Isaiah 11:10). We rejoice in this banner (Psalm 20:5) which is set up by those who believe in Him, because of the truth (Psalm 60:4).

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Dwight Eisenhower supported the ‘Back to God’ program of the American Legion. He gave the following speech on February 20th, 1955. It was during the days of Moses that Israel was brought ‘back to God’ after many years of slavery under the hand of Pharaoh.

 

“THE FOUNDING FATHERS expressed in words for all to read the ideal of Government based upon the dignity of the individual. That ideal previously had existed only in the hearts and minds of men. They produced the timeless documents upon which the Nation is rounded and has grown great. They, recognizing God as the author of individual fights, declared that the purpose of Government is to secure those rights.

 

To you and to me this ideal of Government is a self-evident truth. But in many lands the State claims to be the author of human rights. The tragedy of that claim runs through all history and, indeed, dominates our own times. If the State gives rights, it can – and inevitably will – take away those rights.

 

Without God, there could be no American form of Government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first – the most basic – expression of Americanism. Thus the Founding Fathers saw it, and thus, with God’s help, it will continue to be.

 

It is significant, I believe, that the American Legion – an organization of war veterans – has seen fit to conduct a ‘Back to God’ movement as part of its Americanism program. Veterans realize, perhaps more clearly than others, the prior place that Almighty God holds in our national life. And they can appreciate, through personal experience, that the really decisive battleground of American freedom is in the hearts and minds of our own people.

 

Now, if I may make a personal observation – you, my fellow citizens, have bestowed upon my associates and myself, ordinary men, the honor and the duty of serving you in the administration of your Government. More and more we are conscious of the magnitude of that task.

 

The path we travel is narrow and long, beset with many dangers. Each day we must ask that Almighty God will set and keep His protecting hand over us so that we may pass on to those who come after us the heritage of a free people, secure in their God-given rights and in full control of a Government dedicated to the preservation of those rights. I can ask nothing more of each of you of all Americans – than that you join with the American Legion in its present campaign.”

 

This seeking of God every day is the essence of the law of Moses displayed in what is known as the ‘Shema,’ the greatest commandment of the law.

 

Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Deuteronomy 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

Deuteronomy 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

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