"Providence has given our people the choice of their rulers,
and it is the duty, as well as privilege and interest,
of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."
(1745-1829) first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, First President of the United States - preceding George Washington,
one of three men most responsible for the US Constitution
Oct. 12, 1816, in a statement, The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay, Henry Johnston, America's God and Country, William Federer, p.318