Faith is a cornerstone to many presidential speeches as faith is a fabric of our country, and so religious liberty. Presidents through the ages talked about faith during the campaign trail and once in the Oval Office. If we had the technology over 100 years ago, just think of the speeches we could have captured from Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, or James Madison. Since we don't we will view J.F.K., Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and others that touched on faith.

Power of Faith

President Barack Obama talks about God and faith at the National Prayer Breakfast.

"Here at home and around the world, we will constantly reaffirm that fundamental freedom -- freedom of religion -- the right to practice our faith how we choose, to change our faith if we choose, to practice no faith at all if we choose, and to do so free of persecution and fear and discrimination."

Enemies of our Faith

Former General Dwight David Eisenhower during his inauguration speech in 1953 talked about the enemies of our faith.

Under God

President Ronald Reagan: “If we ever forget that we are One Nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

Cathedral Speech

President George W. Bush gives a moving speech after 9/11."On this national day of prayer and remembrance, we ask Almighty God to watch over our nation and grant us patience and resolve in all that is to come. We pray that He will comfort and console those who now walk in sorrow. We thank Him for each life we now must mourn, and the promise of a life to come."

Grace of God

Bill Clinton's speech in 1993 at the Convocation of the Church of God in Christ in Memphis. He talked about the grace of God." Proverbs says, 'A happy heart doeth good like medicine, but a broken spirit dryeth the bone.' This is a happy place, and I'm happy to be here. I thank you for your spirit. By the grace of God and your help, last year I was elected President of this great country."

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