The Tragedy of Harvey and The Need for Constitutional Prayer

   Hurricane Harvey first made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Rockport, Texas, on the evening of August 25, 2017.  The storm has since devastated communities in both Texas and Louisiana, claiming many lives, inflicting countless injuries, destroying or damaging tens of thousands of homes, and causing billions of dollars in damage.

   Authorities raised the death toll from the storm to 50 as the latest statewide damage surveys revealed the staggering extent of the destruction.

   The Texas Department of Public Safety said more than 37,000 homes were heavily damaged and nearly 7,000 were destroyed, figures that did not include the tens of thousands of homes with minor damage.

   Mirroring the sentiment of our founders - taken from the Declaration of Independence “With a Firm Reliance on Divine Providence” — President Donald Trump recently issued a proclamation designating September 3, of this year to be a National Day of Prayer for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and national response and recovery efforts.

   This call for prayer from the Chief Executive of these United States is not only constitutional, it is his duty.  

   You see, the first role of the President of the United States is to ensure the safety and protection of the People.  Doing so requires the aid of our Creator and benefactor of those righ ...

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