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" 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... "
Life of Washington: A Biography, Personal, Military, and Political - Page 385
by Benson John Lossing - 1860
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He Who Laughs, Lasts

Anson R. Nash, Jr. - Religion - 2004 - 324 pages
...Good, better, best, Never let it rest, Until the good gets better And the better gets best. 169.1 1. And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion...reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion...
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A Nation Under God?: The ACLU and Religion in American Politics

Thomas L. Krannawitter, Daniel C. Palm - History - 2005 - 247 pages
...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...structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. Tis substantially true,...
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American Political Rhetoric: A Reader

Peter Augustine Lawler, Robert Martin Schaefer - Political Science - 2005 - 427 pages
...where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligations desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation...structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. Tis substantially true,...
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The Life of George Washington, Volume 4

Washington Irving - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 416 pages
...simply ba asked where is the security for property, for reputation, for life , it the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments...conceded to the influence of refined education on inind' of peculiar structure— reason and experience both forbid ns to ex. pect that national morality...
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Putting Liberalism in Its Place

Paul W. Kahn - Political Science - 2009 - 336 pages
...and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.... And let us with caution indulge the supposition that...influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure—reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion...
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It's Tough to Breathe with Your Head in the Sand

Janet Pope - Religion - 2005 - 140 pages
...dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports, and let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion." Another quote from Washington also confirming his belief is "It is impossible to rightly govern the...
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The Founders on Religion: A Book of Quotations

James H. Hutson - Reference - 2009 - 288 pages
...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? George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796. Rare Book and Special Collections Division,...
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The Bible in the Public Schools: Arguments in the Case of John D. Minor Et ...

Religion - 2005 - 254 pages
...God, from a principle of obedience to his will." And he quotes from George Washington these words: " Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion." We quote the continuation of this passage, as found in Washington's Farewell Address : " Whatever may...
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Ten Commandments: Supreme Court Opinion and Briefs with Indexes

Lucy N. Oliveri - Law - 2006 - 172 pages
...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?" George Washington, Farewell Address (Sept. 19, 1796), in 35 The Writings of George Washington 214 (John...
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The Robert Bellah Reader

Robert N. Bellah, Steven M. Tipton - Religion - 2006 - 555 pages
...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...structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. But there is every reason...
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