The Court documented in 1884, in reference to the individual’s God-given rights, “These inherent rights have never been more happily expressed than in the Declaration of Independence, ‘we hold these truths to be self-evident, … that all men are endowed’, not by edicts of emperors, or decrees of parliament, or acts of Congress, but, ‘by their Creator with certain inalienable rights and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’”
After an exhaustive examination of our founding documents, the Court ruled in 1892, in the case of Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, “Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. ….. our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian. …. From the discovery of this continent to the present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation … we find everywhere a clear recognition of the same truth … this is a Christian nation.”
In 1931, US Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland reviewed the 1892 decision, and reiterated that Americans are a “Christian people”.
The first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, said: "Americans should select and prefer Christians as their rulers."
Did You Know? As you walk up the steps to the building which houses the U.S. Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view . It is Moses and he is holding the Ten Commandments!
Did You Know? As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door.
Did You Know? As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see on the wall right above where the Supreme Court judges sit, a display of the Ten Commandments!