“Above all, let us remember the mountain of strength that offers the greatest hope and inspiration for all. I believe with all my heart that standing up for America means standing up for the God who has so blessed our land. We need God’s help to guide our nation through stormy seas. But we can’t expect Him to protect America in a crisis if we just leave Him over on the shelf in our day-to-day living. There’s a lovely old hymn which says: When morning lights the eastern skies, O Lord Thy mercy show, on Thee alone our hope relies, let us Thy kindness know.
Trusting in Him, believing in each other, working together, we will rebuild America — the land of our dreams and mankind’s last great hope.”
– Ronald Reagan, November 16, 1982, Remarks at the Annual Convention of the United States League of Savings Associations in New Orleans, Louisiana