“I do not know whether all Americans have a sincere faith in their religion-for who can search the human heart?–but I am certain that they hold it to be indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions. This opinion is not peculiar to a class of citizens or to a party, but it belongs to the whole nation and to every rank of society.” (De Tocqueville, Democracy in America, I.2.9)
Is religion necessary for liberty to thrive?
“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever: that considering numbers, nature, and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation, is among possible events: that it may become probable by supernatural interference! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.” (Thomas Jefferson, Query XVIII, Notes on the State of Virginia)
So, will America be able to survive if we remove the firm basis of God from our nation? My believe is that it won’t so we need to bring God back into America.