President George Washington said, "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports." President Thomas Jefferson asked, "Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are a gift from God?" President Abraham Lincoln addressed a war weary nation saying, "This nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom." President John F. Kennedy said, "The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God." And President Ronald Reagan said, "Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."