Calvin Coolidge
30th President of the United States

      “Our government rests upon religion. It is from that source that we derive our reverence for truth and justice, for equality and liberality, and for the rights of mankind. Unless the people believe in these principles they cannot believe in our government. There are only two main theories of government in our world. One rests on righteousness and the other on force. One appeals to reason, and the other appeals to the sword. One is exemplified in the republic, the other is represented by despotism. The government of a country never gets ahead of the religion of a country. There is no way by which we can substitute the authority of law for the virtue of man. Of course we endeavor to restrain the vicious, and furnish a fair degree of security and protection by legislation and police control, but the real reform which society in these days is seeking will come as a result of our religious convictions, or they will not come at all. Peace, justice, humanity, charity—these cannot be legislated into being. They are the result of divine grace.” ― Calvin Coolidge
   If one carefully studies the politics of the United States. i.e. Not what is said during campaign season but what is done in the regular course of business. Coolidge's quote: "Unless the people believe in these principles they cannot believe in our government," can easily be seen. That those who oppose Biblical principle and the influence of Christianity in the nation. Those whom seek to keep the Bible from the nations children are also those who oppose the constitution and the Bill of Rights. Those who are the most zealous in their desire to keep firearms out of the hands of law abiding citizens, who openly speak of the repeal of the 2nd amendment are also those who oppose Biblical principle and the influence of conservative Christians. Again; those who are most opposed to Christianity  and Biblical principle are also those who have turned the 1st amendment upside down and use the power of the federal government to keep the people from expressing their religious principle in their state and local governments. To them the free exercises of religion means that no religion, (specifically Christianity ) can be expressed or used as a basis of any law or act of government of, by and for the people. The Bible had been a basic, the most basic, source of study for the publics school children in the colonies and the United States for 300 years. All of a sudden in 1963, the supreme court ruled that the first amendment actually meant that Bibles could not be part of any publicly funded education of the nations children. So now the first amendment that explicitly states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.... is turned into: The federal government has complete authority over what can and cannot be taught, adopted, or expressed in every facet of government of, by and for the people and can freely prohibit any exercise of religious principle by the people through their local and state governments.  Is the point easy to see? That those who do not believe in the religion and its principle upon which this nation was founded also do not believe in the nations form of government. The people who seek to change the form of government into something other than it always had been area also those most opposed to the claims of Scripture and the majority of  those who seek to retain the form of government are those who accept Biblical principle as the way we should govern our personal and national affairs.