By COLlive reporter
Florida Senator Marco Rubio gave a rousing speech at the Republican National Convention before introducing presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Frum Jews present were quick to note Rubio’s mention of Hashem during the prime-time address that captivated the crowd at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Thursday.
“We are special because we’ve been united not by a common race or ethnicity. We’re bound together by common values. That family is the most important institution in society. That almighty God is the source of all we have,” Rubio stated.
He continued, “Special, because we’ve never made the mistake of believing that we are so smart that we can rely solely on our leaders or our government. Our national motto is “In God we Trust,” reminding us that faith in our Creator is the most important American value of all.”
“We are a blessed people. And we have honored those blessings with the enduring example of an exceptional America,” he added in the speech that cited his parents’ journey from Cuba to the United States as proof that America is an exceptional country.
With the speech, Rubio was clearly being presented as a future of the party, the Washington Post reported.
Lubavitchers who watched the speech didn’t need reminding of how the Rebbe celebrated the fact that “In G-d we trust” was adopted as the official motto of the United States in 1956.
At a farbrengen in 770 Eastern Parkway on 10 Shevat 5741 (1981), the Rebbe analyzed the national motto, saying the President’s role was to “to convey, until it is clear to the entire population: “In G-d We Trust” — that we trust Him in all matters of life, the spiritual as well as the material.”
The Rebbe said that “there are certain principles that are so central to the foundation of the United States that they were engraved on its coins and printed on its currency – two fundamental principles: “In G-d We Trust” and “E Pluribus Unum – Out of many, one.”
“The English language offers a variety of words to express the idea of faith. ‘Trust’ is not just intellectual belief, nor is it emotional belief. “In G-d We Trust” means to believe in G-d and to rely on Him, to entrust all one’s concerns to Him.”