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First Principles: The Only Foundation For A Useful Education In A Republic Is To Be Laid On the Foundation of Religion…Without This There Can Be No Virtue

“I proceed … to inquire what mode of education we shall adopt so as to secure to the state all of the advantages that are to be derived from the proper instruction of the youth; and here I beg leave … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Only Foundation For A Useful Education In A Republic Is To Be Laid In Religion. Without This There Can Be No Virtue

“[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all … Continue reading

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First Principles: Where There Is No Law, There Is No Liberty

“[W]here there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” – Benjamin Rush, letter to David Ramsay, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Where There Is No Law, There Is No Liberty;…Nothing Deserved the Name of Law But That Which Is Certain and Universal In Its Operation Upon All

“Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” – Benjamin Rush (1788) We see this … Continue reading

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First Principles: Patriotism Is As Much A Virtue As Justice, and Is As Necessary For the Support of Societies As Natural Affection Is For the Support of Families

“Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” – Benjamin Rush

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First Principles: If We Were To Remove the Bible From Public Schools We Would Be Wasting So Much Time Punishing Crimes and Taking So Little Pains To Prevent Them

“If we were to remove the Bible from public schools we would be wasting so much time punishing crimes and taking so little pains to prevent them.” – Benjamin Rush

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First Principles: Patriotism Is As Much A Virtue As Justice and Is As Necessary For the Support of Societies As Natural Affection Is For the Support of Families

“Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” – Benjamin Rush (1773)

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First Principles: The Only Foundation For A Useful Education In A Republic Is To Be Laid In Religion. Without This There Can Be No Virtue and Without Virtue, There Can Be No Liberty and Liberty Is the Object and Life of All Republican Governments

“[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all … Continue reading

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First Principles: Patriotism Is As Much A Virtue As Justice, and Is As Necessary for the Support of Societies As Natural Affection Is for the Support of Families

“Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” – Benjamin Rush (1773)

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First Principles: Where There Is No Law, There Is No Liberty; and Nothing Deserves the Name of Law But That Which Is Certain and Universal In Its Operation Upon All the Members of the Community

“Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” – Benjamin Rush (1788)

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