Chief Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren on the Bible

I believe no one can read the history of our country … without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the Saviour have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses. … Whether we look to the first Charter of Virginia … or to the Charter of New England … or to the Charter of Massachusetts Bay … or to the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut … the same objective is present: a Christian land governed by Christian principles. …
I believe the entire Bill of Rights came into being because of the knowledge our forefathers had of the Bible and their belief in it: freedom of belief, of expression, of assembly, of petition, the dignity of the individual, the sanctity of the home, equal justice under the law, and the reservation of powers to the people. …
I like to believe we are living today in the spirit of the Christian religion. I like also to believe that as long as we do so, no great harm can come to our country.  (Time magazine, February 14, 1954)
Earl Warren (1891-1974), 30th Governor of California and  14th Chief Justice of the United States

Warren was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  His term on the high court was from October 5, 1953 until his retirement on June 23, 1969.  Thus these words of his were published while he was sitting Supreme Court Chief Justice.

Could anyone who wrote this sort of thing be confirmed by the United States Senate today – not even 70 years later?

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