The Statist Prayer…

Our Government,
Which art in Washington,
Inculpable be Thy actions.

Thy empire come.
Thy will be done,
Around the globe
As it is in the US.

….(more)

 

The rest of the prayer, here…

 

“I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity. [To approve the measure] would be contrary to the letter and spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded.”
— President Franklin Pierce’s 1854 veto of a measure to help the mentally ill.

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