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Thursday, June 10, 2010

But, of Course, We Know Better Than the Father of Our Country Did, Don't We?

Here's what he had to say, emphasis mine:
Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections.—The name of AMERICAN, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same Religion, Manners, Habits, and Political Principles.


Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion, and Morality are indispensable supports.—In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens.—The mere Politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them.—A volume could not trace all their connexions with private and public felicity.—Let it simply be asked where is security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion.—Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure.—reason and experience both forbid us to expect, that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.—
’Tis substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government.—The rule indeed extends with more or less force to every species of Free Government.—Who that is a sincere friend to it can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?—
But what the heck did he know? Didn't he understand that "diversity is our strength?" Didn't he understand that you can have a nation of good people and good citizens, that you can have political liberty and freedom, without a widespread belief in God?

I mean, you really gotta wonder about that guy.

1 comment:

  1. I abhor those people who are so intellectually and historically dishonest that they insist that America was founded as a secular country, and that our Founders were deists at best.

    I know President Washington was a man, and an imperfect man at that; but by God's great providence, Washington was exactly the right man given to this country at exactly the right time. He was a man of deep integrity and honor and strength of character, and I wish God would raise up another like him - HUNDREDS, THOUSANDS like him! - and grace America with renewed hearts and minds that we may return to our one and only true King.

    I weep that we have fallen so far, even as I acknowledge that it is merely proof that we are sinful, prideful men who want to do "what is right in our own eyes." If Israel, God's chosen people, were so wayward and rebellious, why should we be surprised when America follows that example?