Feb 20, 2012 / 17:11 pm
A new Knights of Columbus commercial uses Presidents Day Weekend to remind Americans that past presidents saw God and religion as foundational to the country.
“The idea that our rights come from God and that religion has a role to play in our nation’s public life is not partisan or sectarian, it is quintessentially American,” Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said on Feb. 20, Presidents Day.
“This Presidents Day is an excellent opportunity to remind Americans that God is – and has always been – foundational to this country and to our system of ordered liberty.”
Among the presidents the ad cites is Thomas Jefferson, who asked “Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are of the gift of God?”