At the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, Sept. 23, President Trump delivered his speech, in which he said that the rights that the citizens of the United States of American enjoy come not from government, but from God.
“The United States is founded on the principle that our rights do not come from government, they come from God” the president affirmed.
“This immortal truth is proclaimed in our Declaration of Independence and enshrined in our First Amendment to our Constitution’s Bill of Rights,” Trump told the gathering.
“Our founders understood that no right is more fundamental to a peaceful prosperous and virtuous society than the right to follow one’s religious convictions” he added.
Besides, the president announced the United States is dedicating $25 million more toward religious freedom and urged the global community to protect religious people from persecution, particularly for Christians.
“Approximately 80 percent of the world population lives in countries where religious liberties are threaten, restricted, or even banned,” he said.
President Trump said he was hurt acknowledging that many people of faith are being jailed, sanctioned, tortured, and even murdered by the government for expressing their held religious belief.
Shortly before his religious freedom address, President Trump made a late, brief appearance at a daylong U.N. summit of world leaders who are meeting to address the effects of .