Sorry, Charlie. Palin’s not the first to make an allusion to God.

H/T to Michelle Malkin.

There’s a very interesting opinion piece over at The Gazette in Colorado Springs, CO titled “Fabricating a GOP tyrant.”   

It looks to be a well written article and takes a moment to remind Charlie Gibson and other leftists that past-presidents, not just vice-presidential candidates, have indicated a correlation between God and our government.

Certainly no one should feel inclined to agree with them, but if Palin is too religiously extreme for public office, how do we explain Washington, Kennedy, Carter, Clinton and Reagan?

“It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible.” – George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796

“Let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking his blessing and his help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.” – John F. Kennedy, inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1961

“Let us teach our children that the God of comfort is also the God of righteousness. Those who trouble their own house will inherit the wind. Justice will Prevail.” – Bill Clinton, April 23, 1985, after the Oklahoma City bombing

“Those who are lost now belong to God. Some day we will be with them.” – (Bill) Clinton, April 23, 1985, Oklahoma City

“You can not divorce religious belief and public service. I’ve never detected a conflict between God’s will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.” – Jimmy Carter, Atlanta, June 16, 1978

“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.” – Ronald Reagan

You do notice that includes candidates from both political parties, right? 

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Others posting on this:  Bloodthirsty Liberal, Riggword Weblog

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