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On this day, Nov. 9, 1954, President Eisenhower spoke at the National Conference on the Spiritual Foundation of American Democracy at the Sheraton-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. He stated: “Now Dr. Lowry said something about my having certain convictions as to a God in Heaven and an Almighty power. Well, I don’t think anyone needs a great deal of credit for believing in what seems to me to be obvious.” Eisenhower concluded: “And no matter what Democracy tries to do in terms of individual liberty … when you come back to it, there is just one thing … man is worthwhile because he was born in the image of God.”

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