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America is Great Because She is Good

“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers – and it was not there . . . in her fertile fields and boundless forests and it was not there . . . in her rich mines and her vast world commerce – and it was not there . . . in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution – and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”

Alexis de Tocqueville

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Ron Alford
5 years ago

Alex de Tocqueville said it was not until he went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did he understand the secret of her genius and power. Lyndon Johnson went into the halls of Congress in 1954 and silenced the pulpits so that they could no longer speak the truth about his drunkenness and corruption which accelerated the downward spiral of America which culminated less than ten years later when the highest court in our land allowed one atheist woman to convince them to invite God and His Son out of our schools, and of… Read more »

Richard Thomas
5 years ago

America was made Great because of GOD not in spite of GOD! We gathered in GOD houses after 9 11 but to soon we returned to our old ways. I pray for our nation each and every day and it’s leaders. We must live as GOD intended. We are all brothers and sisters and yet sinners. We do not worship the leaders of our churches. We worship our creater GOD and our savior Jesus Christ our Lord. That is what makes us and our nation Great. Turn your eyes upon JESUS. Pleas pray for our nation and it’s people. Richard… Read more »

Barry Wills
5 years ago

I love this quote. The only problem is, de Tocqueville apparently never said it. It is attributed to his book, Democracy in America, but after seeing an article questioning that, I downloaded both volumes of the book and searched for the phrase. It isn’t there. It has been quoted and attributed to de Tocqueville numerous times by politicians and preachers of many stripes, and it is a good saying. Just don’t attribute it to de Tocqueville. As people of the Truth, we have to be careful about things like this…

5 years ago

The last 2 lines of your article say it all. Yes we were once a great nation but are no longer so, because we are no longer good. We would have stood a chance had we remained a Republic. A democracy which we have evolved into, cannot succeed. We have individually and collectively lost our moral conscience across the board, from the least of us, to the president. As I see it, the main reason for this outrageous collapse, is the lack of accountability. If everyone were accountable for what they do and say, this would be an entirely different… Read more »

5 years ago

As an individual, a Community, as a Nation
We must REMEMBER that this is a Nation that was created and established through our Founding Fathers through Divine Providence to be blessed and be a blessing……REMEMBER
We must as individuals, Communities and as a Nation REPENT for our part in the willful/passive complacency that has been and is leading the moral decline in this precious gift of God, the United States of America…..REPENT
THEN…in prayer of praise, thanksgiving, humility and obedience…walk with God to RESTORE!
Together……with love, with God; one Nation, one Voice, One God…….

glen dowdy
5 years ago

I am content that God knows my heart and am fully aware that if the signs align as given for the end times then it is God’s hand that charts our course, whether we like it or not. Yes we’ve been betrayed, but then so was Christ by those who follow the world and as He said, I am not of the world just as these (His followers) are not of the world. I simply trust in the Lord and His promises….that is the alpha and omega of my spiritual faith. Trusting in man’s self-importance is vanity.

Ruth Smith
5 years ago

Ron , you mention the atheist woman who chased God out of our schools. The good news is that her son, William Murray is now a dedicated Christian. In his newsletter of October, 2014, he writes: “My name is William Murray, and I’m chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, a non-profit organization established in 1982 to defend and preserve America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and aid Christians who are being persecuted throughout the world.”

5 years ago

I just saw a documentary of the results of Agent Orange usage in the Vietnam “conflict.” It’s appalling the deformed children and horrible pain we caused there. THEY are still fighting the war. I believe the people of America are basically good especially those who are trying to be Christlike. BUT the truth is that as long as we have a Federal Reserve and a Military Industrial Complex ( see D Eisenhower farewell address warning ), power and money will rule our actions and we will impose more pain on the world than we heal. Can anyone honestly say that… Read more »

Barbara Worthington
5 years ago

It’s true, regardless of who said it, and by the way, wasn’t it Lenin who said that if you debase the morals of a people they will have no courage to resist?

5 years ago

Almost all of the so-called pulpits today are nothing more than mouthpieces for worldliness, ignorance, slovenliness, covetousness, envy, idolatry– and little-to-do with the Lord Jesus, His Way, His Truth and His Life. These ‘churches’ that dominate the landscape are not the body of Christ, they are the corporation body of the government!– literally, 501 (c) (3) corporations! From their very onset they are doomed to the dictates of their ‘creator’, the state and it’s rules, it’s dictates, its dole! The Lord Jesus gives us liberty and from there we must choose… The Body of Christ or the ‘corp’ body of… Read more »

kris littlefield
5 years ago

Hillsdale College is offering free online courses on the Constitution, the Presidents, our Heritage, and the Federalist Papers and other subjects. I talked to two of my friends today and they didn’t even know what the Federalist Papers were. These are grown women in their 40’s and 50’s. The schools haven’t taught our history for a long time. That needs to change.

Donald L. Perkins
5 years ago

I have been looking for the God i read about in the Bible and find that in many churches He is not present. I am reminded of a sermon that Charles Finney gave (no I’m not that old) 150 years ago. I quote: “Our preaching will bear its legitimate fruit. If immorality prevails in the land, It is our responsibility to a great degree. The decay of the pulpit is responsible. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the nation loses its interest in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our… Read more »

M Erwin
5 years ago

Reading the thougthful, respectful responses gives me hope for the future of our country! No four letter words,no threats to anyone who agrees or disagrees. Alex de Tocqueville recognized the uniqueness of this country and the dependence on God that our founders shared and were not ashamed to declare. I truly feel there is a groundswell building among the majority to take our country back to its basic values.

John Bynum
5 years ago

If the church doesn’t repent of her antinomianism, the Lord is going to destroy this country. A false gospel is preached which says that Christ died so we wouldn’t have to keep the law of God. Christ didn’t die so we wouldn’t have to keep the moral law of God, He died so that we could, through the power of the Holy Spirit, keep the law. Christ said,” if you love ME, keep My commandments.” If we don’t strive to keep His commandments, then we don’t love Him. Christianity is a relationship, not a religion. Just as our relationship grows,… Read more »

Jamie K
5 years ago

It’s unimaginable to not marvel at the message from Tocqueville, and the previous comments, above. However, I see America losing its greatness because it is losing its goodness. It is we the people who make America good based on our personal and collective goodness, which is a gift, a choice, as well as a command from God. At 66 years old, I can still recall how I (and ‘we’) behaved, the mistakes made and the sins committed. But, I truly believe we were not evil. Today, I see real evil in what people in our country do: shootings/murders; graft in… Read more »

Betty Diaz
5 years ago



Bill Gough
5 years ago

God created this choice land and inspired the great constitution through wise men, our founding fathers. He will bless those who inherit this land and prosper them only if they worship Him. If the people do not He will cut us off. I too humbly pray for the people and the leaders of this great nation, but we must also make our voices heard through the polls. Voting is one of our most powerful rights. We need to use it wisely to put honest men and women with high virtues and integrity, and who worship God, into positions of leadership.… Read more »

Lincoln Sorensen
5 years ago

Parents have very little time to spend with their kids. Parents are embroiled in the stress of making a living. Their children spend the majority of their time at child care, then school and babysitters, then higher education. Colleges have for the last 40 years been indoctrinating students with liberal ideology and now those students are teaching in grade, middle and high schools. Parents still have no time or energy to go to their childrens schools and sit in classes to determine what liberal drivel is being spooned into their captive children. Is it any wonder we have wave after… Read more »

5 years ago




Michael G.
5 years ago

Mr. Thomas is spot on. And this is not “judgmentalism” but rather discernment. The citizenry as a whole has drifted far away from God. Sin has much greater acceptance, but what’s worse is the coldness toward God. Few Christians have zeal for Him, let alone for winning the lost. How many people intercede daily for our country? How many Christians do any witnessing? Fewer and fewer people even regard themselves as Christians, too. God has revealed in modern day prophecies that He has been pulling back His protections and this is why we have experienced so many “natural” disasters and… Read more »

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