Consider the following quote from our nation’s first president:

“…[I]t would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge. “

Quite interesting that his words would include the words “Almighty” and “providential”, as if there were some foundation from God in this country.

Read the new inscription in the Capital Visitor Center. This is the new annex of the Capital that every visitor must enter through in order to enter the nation’s capital building.

“We have built no temple but the Capitol. We consult no common oracle but the Constitution. “

The above quote is short, concise, politically correct, and unfortunately true. Quite a difference a couple hundred years makes in this country. If you visit the visitor center website there is the following quote:

“The Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. The Senate and the House of Representatives have met here for more than two centuries. Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored; today, it stands as a monument not only to its builders but also to the American people and their government.”

Yes the building is a monument to the American people and their government and the new inscription seems to represent the “new” America. 

What instead should we fill in the blank with?

                  bless America!


About Chuck Mullis

I am the husband of Valerie and the father of Russell & Hannah. I am a self-employed contractor living in rural North Carolina as well as an ordained Southern Baptist Minister serving Living Water Baptist Church.

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