After WWI, national leaders held a contest for a national creed. Out of 3,000 entries, they selected William Tyler Page’s. In 1918 the Speaker of the House accepted the following in the House of Representatives –
The American’s Creed
I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the people, by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon the principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my Country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.
I wonder what it would have been like to repeat those words every morning.