The political religion of the nation 2

Today the Constitution of the United States will be read aloud in the House of Representatives.

Abraham Lincoln said:

Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others. As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor; – let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the character of his own, and his children’s liberty. Let reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap – let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primers, spelling books, and in Almanacs; – let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation; and let the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay, of all sexes and tongues, and colors and conditions, sacrifice unceasingly upon its altars.

  • Ralph

    For the first time in decades the constitution made a brief apperance in congress today. It’s now night in Washington. I’m sure congress has tucked the constitution into bed and forgotten it.

  • Joszaruba

    It is a very christian image, oath on the blood of the holy Revolution and love to the law. Is there the justice to be feared by the bad ones or to be loved by the good ones or both?