Were it not for the intense love of country that existed before and after the War Between the States, this nation would have ceased to exist as it had been formed. From the earliest days of the Republic, men expressed a deep sense of loyalty and devotion to the union that formed these United States. Here is a sampling of their sentiments:
One God, one country, one destiny. This is the gospel of American nationality... Wendell Phillips
I know no North, no South, no East, no West to which I owe any allegiance......... Henry Clay
Without Union, our independence and liberty would never have been achieved; without Union, they cannot be maintained..........Andrew Jackson
We were One by the configuration of nature and by the strong impress of the art. We are One by the memories of our fathers. We are One by the hopes of our children. We are one by our Constitution and our Union. .. . Robert C. Winthrop
The nation depends not on the wisdom of its senators, not on the vigilance of its police, not on the strong arm of its standing armies: but on the loyalty of a united people.......... Parke Godwin
Lord of the Universe! Shield us and guide us,
Trusting Thee always, through shadows and sun!
Z: UNITY of country, UNITY of its people........exactly what we are losing through anger, divisiveness and all attempts to rid our country of so many things, including the Christian God in America today.
More from the book: William Penn realized the providence of God in (this country's) foundation:
"For my country, I eyed the Lord in obtaining it, and more was I drawn to look to him, and to owe to his hand and power than to any other way. I have so obtained it, and desire to keep it that I may not be unworthy of His love.."
"Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you." 2 Corinthians 13:11
United we Stand.......Divided we Fall........