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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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Head and Heart: American Christianities

Garry Wills, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Historian Garry Wills - History - 2007 - 626 pages
...and state are most upset. They like to quote passages like this, from Washington's Farewell Address: And let us with caution indulge the supposition that...structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.4 Madison certainly agreed...
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Power to the People

Laura Ingraham - Political Science - 2008 - 376 pages
...dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that...to the influence of refined education on minds of particular structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail...
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America Asleep

T. J. Height - Religion - 2007 - 72 pages
...about. It is important that everyone get on the same page with George Washington. He had this to say, "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that...Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined educational minds, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail...
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First Freedom: The Baptist Perspective on Religious Liberty

Thomas White, Jason G. Duesing, Malcolm B. Yarnell, III - Religion - 2007 - 195 pages
...these great pillars of human happiness. these firmest supports of the duties of Men and Citizens. . . . Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined...structure; reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." Ibid.. 1 :494-95. 3...
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The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

Lorraine Smith Pangle - History - 2007 - 277 pages
...reminded of the Farewell Address of Franklin's fellow Freemason George Washington, with its warning that "Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined...structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."13 The somber Washington...
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Alexander Hamilton: America's Forgotten Founder

Joseph A. Murray - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 253 pages
...subvert the great Pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Man and citizens... Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined...structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.38 As Washington's Vice...
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Democracy, Equality, and Justice: John Adams, Adam Smith, and Political Economy

John E. Hill - Philosophy - 2007 - 265 pages
...about assuming that morality could be maintained in the absence of religion. Washington continued: "Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined...structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."11 In short, he thought...
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Democratic Education Stretched Thin

...and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports . . . Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined...structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." 28 Along with the cultivation...
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Bioethical and Evolutionary Approaches to Medicine and the Law

W. Noel Keyes - Medical - 2007 - 1174 pages
...if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation of Courts of Justice? And let us with caution indulge...that morality can be maintained without religion. (Emphasis added.) President George Washington, "Farewell Address," September 19, 1796 2. A Brief Look...
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Stones of Rememberance

Gene Garrick - Religion - 2007 - 144 pages
...great nation was built. George Washington in his "Farewell Address", September 19, 1796 said this: "And let us with caution indulge the supposition that...morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may he conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structurereason and experience...
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