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A reminder: Presidents, prayer and Memorial Day

COMMENTARY

May 24, 2014
By GARY S. SMITH , Lewistown Sentinel

Throughout American history presidents have often used religious rhetoric for various reasons: to provide comfort and consolation, argue that God providentially directs our nation, celebrate our Christian heritage, defend democracy, hold citizens and the country accountable to transcendent standards, help accomplish their own political aims, justify America's actions, foster traditional morality and justice, promote prayer and Bible reading, call for national and individual repentance, unite Americans, and satisfy citizens' expectations.

 
 

 

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