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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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Prospectus, Issues 1-2

American Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - Education - 1837
...religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice ? 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. " It is substantially...
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Memoir of the Life and Character of Ebenezer Porter, D. D., Late President ...

Lyman Matthews - Electronic book - 1837 - 396 pages
...indispensable supports. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. 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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The Life of George Washington; with Curious Anecdotes, Equally Honourable to ...

Mason Locke Weems - 1837 - 228 pages
...religious obligations 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 without religion. What ever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason...
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Monuments of Washington's patriotism: containing a fac simile of his publick ...

George Washington - 1838
...religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice ? 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. DOCUMENTS CONNECTED...
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A System of Education on the Principle of Connecting Science with Useful Labor

Peter Wallace Gallaudet - Education - 1838 - 14 pages
...and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. 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." Some of the advantages...
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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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The Founders on God and Government

Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, Jeffry H. Morrison, Jeffrey Morrison - History - 2004 - 314 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 maintained without religion." 69 (Historian Fred Hood has even written that an "amazing similarity" of language between Hamilton's...
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Freedom of Speech: Volume 21, Part 2

Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jeffrey Paul - Philosophy - 2004 - 439 pages
...Regarding government's view of morality, Washington's Farewell Address in 1796 stated the consensus: "It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government." For this reason, speech or conduct that tends to injure the public morals was subject to 66 Constitution...
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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 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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