September 10, 2013 | Posted in Words from Our Presidents | By

We’re starting a new series entitled “Words from Our Presidents” featuring different U.S. Presidents’ words on religious liberty and individual rights. Today we bring you Ronald Reagan on the freedom to pray.


“The Constitution was never meant to prevent people from praying; its declared purpose was to protect their freedom to pray.”

President Ronald Reagan
September 18, 1982
Radio address to the nation on prayer.

Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.