NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (Worthy News)– Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson kicked off the Republican Leadership Conference at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans where he mixed his faith with an admonition to the GOP to return to God.
"You lose your religion, you lose your morality, you lose your freedom," Robertson said. "You cannot be right for America if you are not right with God."
Afterwards Robertson warned of the downfall of America.
"If the country does not turn to God at a fairly rapid clip, we are going to lose the United States of America."
Robertson emphasized how the nation was founded by Christians and stated, "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians. Where there is no Jesus, the love rate is always real low and the crime rate is always real high. It’s just that simple GOP. You want to turn the Republican Party around, get Godly."
"We threw God out of the schools. We threw God out of the courthouses," Robertson said, in a speech that featured quotes from several Founding Fathers, including George Washington, John Adams, and James Madison.
"Separation of church and state? I'm telling you right [now] what our Founding Fathers said and it doesn't sound like separating God Almighty from the United States of America. It's a lie. You remove the Bible out of schools, it was said more 200 years ago, and you are going to be wasting so much time punishing criminals. Education is useless without the Bible. Take the Bible out of schools and there's going to be an explosion of crime."
"You can tell a lot about a man when you hear him pray," Robertson recalled George Washington praying at the founding of the nation.
"I watch what I see coming out of the White House and it is downright embarrassing. How many lies are we going to tolerate? Our Founding Fathers created the greatest republic on the face of the earth and we screwed it up in 238 years. But I’m not throwing in the towel yet on it. As was said, the surest way for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."
Robertson stated the real strength of the United States, is "not the Constitution, but the law of God and the Ten Commandments upon which the Constitution was founded."