Four years from now you’ll be happy to have cast your vote based on the candidate’s godly character more than their charisma.
Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.
– John Jay, framer of the Constitution,
first Chief Justice of the United States,
also serving as governor of New York, and
president of the American Bible Society;
from a letter written in 1816