Washington D.C., Feb 8, 2018 / 10:58 am
President Donald Trump lauded the importance of faith in American life as a foundation for freedom in his speech at the 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast this morning.
"Faith is central to American life and to liberty," Trump began, "Our founders invoked our Creator four times in the Declaration of Independence. Our currency declares, 'In God We Trust.' And we place our hands on our hearts as we recite the Pledge of Allegiance and proclaim we are 'One Nation Under God.'"
During his remarks, the president emphasized the interconnection between freedom of religion and a flourishing society.
"When Americans are able to live by their convictions, to speak openly of their faith, and to teach their children what is right, our families thrive, our communities flourish, and our nation can achieve anything at all."