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RevTheory wrote:Six in a row I held back yesterday when you were only at four. I'm sure their worth reading, lol
Why don't you post up about your fairytales, I am sure they will enlighten me. Oh guess not you are tired of defending the indefensible,,,oh wait you defend rump continually,,,,whats up with that ! Cognitive dissonance maybe,,
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While just government protects all in their religious rights,
true religion affords to government its surest support.
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 man 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 the 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. It is 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?
([T]he [federal] government . . . can never be in danger
of degenerating into a monarchy, and oligarchy, an aristocracy, or any other
despotic or oppressive form so long as there shall remain any virtue in the
body of the people.
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