FDR Invoked God, Too;Pat Robertson Isn't the First Politician With the Lord on His Side

By Bob Arnebeck
Special to the Washington Post
Sunday, September 21, 1986; 8:00 AM

"THE FUNDAMENTAL basis of this nation's law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings which we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul. I don't think we emphasize that enough these days.

"If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in right for anybody except the state."

Pat Robertson?

No, President Harry Truman in a 1950 speech before a conference on law enforcement.

When Robertson summoned God to his side as he revealed his future in presidential politics at DAR Constitution Hall on Wednesday, liberals cringed.

But what about the liberal heroes who regularly invoked God and the Bible, and claimed that both were on their side?

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