When we look back in our history books, we find that our great nation was built upon faith and values. But from where did these values and morals originate? At My Olive Tree, we typically turn back the pages of the Bible to review history, however today we are turning back the pages of our American History books.
The United States’ Constitution reflects the nation’s Founding Father’s ideals.
“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is one of the most famous lines from the Declaration of Independence. Every one of us can identify with these undisputed rights as human beings. This sets up the very principles from which our laws and government would function through the Constitution.
What did our Founding Fathers say about the Jewish Nation?
- “The Hebrews have done more to civilize man than any other nation.” —John Adams, 2nd President
- “It is impossible for one who has studied at all the services of the Hebrew people to avoid the faith that they will one day be restored to their historic national home and there enter on a new and yet greater phase of their contribution to the advance of humanity.” —Warren G. Harding, 29th President
- “The Jewish faith is predominantly the faith of liberty.” —President Calvin Coolidge, 30th President
- “I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have faith in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it – not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.” —Harry Truman, 33rd President
- “Israel was not created in order to disappear- Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.” —John F. Kennedy, 35th President
There are some eye-catching points made in these statements. It is remarkable that throughout history, the United States Presidents have recognized the potential, hope and restoration of the Israeli nation.
What can we learn from history?
If there is a repetition of statements and themes over time and history, they must be noteworthy. Time and time again we see the benefit of supporting and standing with the nation of Israel through Jewish roots in America.
It is undeniable that as humans, as Americans, we identify with struggles, growth and hope portrayed in the lives of the Jewish people. It does not take much time in the history books to see the resemblance of how our fight as an independent nation mirrors the Jewish nation returning to their homeland.
Won’t you stand with them as well? Giving them the support that our nation's forefathers expressed over 200 years ago. Learn more about My Olive Tree and how you can be a part of something bigger—something that influences so many lives across the world.