March 3, 1898
IF you fear God, you will not fear anything else.
THE man who is least patriotic generally does the most belligerent talking.
THE Omnipotent himself could not successfully fight evil with the devil’s weapons.
IN whatever thing there is justice, there is God. The two cannot be divorced.
THERE could be no worse exhibition of taking God’s name in vain than that of parading it in the constitution of a civil government.
IT does not take very much to convince the man who wants legislation to regulate the religion of the country, that he is a successor of the prophets.
BECAUSE it would be a great gain if the people would all do right, it does not follow that anything would be gained by making laws to compel them to do right.
IN religion God is the governor, and there can rightfully be no other. How then can a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people,” rightfully concern itself with religion?
IF it be true that “figures won’t lie,” how is it that the apostles of “Christian Citizenship” figure that the saints in this evil world are going to be able to outvote the sinners?
DO you want your own religious practice to be regulated by a state or national legislature? And if not, are you willing that such regulation should be imposed upon your neighbor?
THERE is a great struggle among the various classes in this country to-day, religious and otherwise, to monopolize the application of that phrase of the Constitution which reads, “We, the people of the United States.”