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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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In the Name of Education

Jonas E. Alexis - Poetry - 2007 - 411 pages
...claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness.... And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion" (Kennedy and Newcombe, 69). Likewise, James Madison declared, "We have staked the whole future of American...
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Church, State and Public Justice: Five Views

P. C. Kemeny - Religion - 2009
...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 lest us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever...
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Why I Turned Right: Leading Baby Boom Conservatives Chronicle Their ...

Mary Eberstadt - Political Science - 2007 - 304 pages
...their possibility, then the political benefits of religion cannot be held, and democracy itself decays. "Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure," Washington famously warned in his Farewell Address, "reason and experience both forbid us to expect...
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City on a Hill Prayer Journal

Diana Crews - Religion - 2007 - 244 pages
...dispositions and habits which led to political prosperity religion and morality are indispensable supports 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 of religious...
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How to Interpret History

Ron Hayhurst - History - 2007 - 307 pages
...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."** With these thoughts in mind, we return to our original question: To what extent should man's law include...
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The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism

George McKenna - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 431 pages
...habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports. . . . And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be contained without religion." By "religion," Washington meant Judeo-Christianity, or at least theistic...
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