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" 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... "
National Jewels: Washington, Lincoln, and the Fathers of the Revolution - Page 48
1865 - 123 pages
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bioethical and Evolutionary Approaches to Medicine and the Law

W. Noel Keyes - Medical - 2007 - 1174 pages
...religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation of Courts of Justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition 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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Does Your Bag Have Holes?: 24 Truths That Lead to Financial and Spiritual ...

Cameron C. Taylor - Business & Economics - 2007 - 320 pages
...the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness. . . It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government."25 Washington had completed his divinely inspired work and would shortly be taken home...
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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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