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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 387
by Benson John Lossing - 1860
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American Annals of Education and Instruction, Volume 5

Education - 1835
...conviction, could read and write, and who was of temperate habits, and followed a regular trade.' Inreligion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined...of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forhid us to expect, that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.' Let...
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American Annals of Education

Education - 1835
...cherish them. A relume could not trace all titeir tonnerlions with priratc and public felicity. . . . And let us with caution, indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without TOL. V. XO. III. 12 134 Milton on the Duty of Woman. religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence...
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American Annals of Education

Education - 1835
...cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connertions with private and public felicity. . . . And let us with caution, indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without VOL. V. NO. III. 12 religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education, on minds...
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American Annals of Education and Instruction, Volume 5

Education - 1835
...them. .•} volume could not truce aU ilieir connections teith private anil public felicity-. . . . And let us with caution, indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without 134 Milton on the Duty of Woman. religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education,...
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American ..., Volume 2

John Marshall - Presidents - 1836
...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. " It is substantially...
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The Political Grammar of the United States, Or, A Complete View of the ...

Edward Deering Mansfield - United States - 1836 - 292 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 principles. It is substantially...
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One Electorate under God?: A Dialogue on Religion and American Politics

E.J. Dionne, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Kayla Meltzer Drogosz - Religion - 2004 - 256 pages
...does not depend on religion, Washington argues, this is not the case for the morality of the nation: "And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion." In the end, while it is often thought that the separation of church and state marks the divorce of...
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Tyranny Through Public Education

William F. Jr Cox - Education - 2004 - 556 pages
...this time: Our conclusions, then, are these, namely: First, that Washington was right when he said: 'Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.' Second; that the State cannot teach morality without teaching religion as its foundation. Third; that...
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The Founders on God and Government

Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, Jeffry H. Morrison, Jeffrey Morrison - History - 2004 - 314 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?" 33 Washington venerates virtue and morality because they prompt citizens to act in a decent, truthful,...
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The Separation of Church and State: Writings on a Fundamental Freedom by ...

F. Forrester Church - History - 2004 - 160 pages
...can be separated from religion," gently admitting instead that the opposite might possibly be true: "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion." On balance, however, 113 Washington's "Farewell Address" expresses his personal hopes and concerns...
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