Appeal from the U. S. Supreme Court Decision Making this “A Christian Nation”



ON the twenty-ninth day of February, 1892, the Supreme Court of the United States rendered a decision, and on the nineteenth day of July, 1892, the Congress of the United States passed certain acts, which singly and together vitally concern every person in the United States first, and through these every person in the world. AUSSC 3.1

Before noticing these proceedings in detail, and that this may be done to the best advantage and in the most forcible way, it will be best to take a view of the fundamental principles of the government of the United States and the grand characteristics of this nation. AUSSC 3.2

On the reverse side of the Great Seal of the United States there is a Latin inscription—Novus Ordo Seculorum—meaning “A New Order of Things.” This new order of things was designed and accomplished in the American Revolution, which was the expression of two distinct ideas: First, that government is of the people; and, second, that government is of right entirely separate from religion. AUSSC 3.3

These two ideas are but the result of the one grand fundamental principle, the chief corner stone of American institutions,— And this is briefly comprehended and nobly expressed in the following words of the Declaration of Independence:— AUSSC 3.4