Babylon Today | home
From an email, I do not know the source.
"As you walk up the steps to the Capitol Building which houses the Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view - it is Moses and the Ten Commandments!
As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door. As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the wall right above where the Supreme Court judges sit a display of the Ten Commandments!
There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington, D.C.
James Madison, the fourth president, known as "The Father of Our Constitution" made the following statement "We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."
Patrick Henry, that patriot and Founding Father of our country said, "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ".
Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777.
Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the established orthodox churches in the colonies.
Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law....an oligarchy....the rule of few over many.
The very first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, said, "Americans should select and prefer Christians as their rulers."
How then, have we gotten to the point that everything we have done for 200 years in this country is now suddenly wrong and unconstitutional?
On the aluminum cap atop the WashingtonMonument in WashingtonDC are
two words: Laus Deo. No one can see these words. In fact ... most
visitors to the monument have no idea they are even there and ... for
that matter ... probably could care less! But there they are ... 555
feet, 5.125 inches high ... perched atop the monument to the father
of our nation ... overlooking the 69 square miles which comprise the
District of Columbia ... capital of the United States of America.
Laus Deo! Two seemingly insignificant, unnoticed words ... out of
sight and, one might think, out of mind ... but very meaningfully
placed at the highest point over what is the most powerful city in
the world. And what might those two words ... comprised of just four
syllables and only seven letters ... mean? Very simply ... "Praise be
to God!" Though construction of this giant obelisk began in 1848
when James Polk was President of the United States, it was not until
1888 that the monument was inaugurated and opened to the public. It
took twenty five years to finally cap the memorial with the tribute
Laus Deo! Praise be to God! From atop this magnificent granite and
marble structure ... a visitor can take in the beautiful panoramic
view of the city with its division into four major segments. And from
that vantage point one can also easily see the original plan of the
designer, Pierre Charles l'Enfant ... a perfect cross imposed upon
the landscape ... with the White House to the north ... the Jefferson
Memorial to the south ... the Capitol to the east ... and the Lincoln
Memorial to the west. A cross ... you say? How interesting! And ...
no doubt ... intended to carry a meaning for those who bother to
notice. Praise be to God! Within the monument itself are 898 steps
and 50 landings. As one climbs the steps and pauses at the landings
the memorial stones share a message. On the 12th Landing is a prayer
offered by the City of Baltimore; on the 20th is a memorial presented
by some Chinese Christians; on the 24th a presentation made by Sunday
School children from New York and Philadelphia quoting Proverbs 10:7,
Luke 18:16 and Proverbs 22:6. Praise be to God! When the cornerstone
of the Washington Monument was laid on July 4th, 1848 deposited
within it were many items including the Holy Bible presented by the
Bible Society. Praise be to God! Such was the discipline, the moral
direction, the spiritual mood given by the founder and first
President of our unique democracy ... "one nation, under God." I am
awed by Washington's prayer for America. Have you never read it? Well
now is your opportunity ... read on! "Almighty God; We make our
earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy
protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to
cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and
entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for
their fellow citizens of the United states at large." "And finally
that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do
justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity,
humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics
of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble
imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a
happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen." Laus Deo! As you might have guessed ... I
kind of like the idea that our Pledge of Allegiance includes the
phrase "under God." It is clear when one studies the history of our
great nation that Washington's America was one of the few countries
in all the world established under the guidance, direction and banner
of Almighty God, to whom was given all praise, honor and worship by
the great men who formed and fashioned her pivotal foundations. And
... when one stops to observe the inscriptions found in public places
all over our nation's capitol ... one will easily find the signature
of God. We are a nation under God!!! Laus Deo!!! Praise be to
"Unless the Lord builds the house its builders labor in vain. Unless
the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.