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First Principles: Far From Being Rivals or Enemies, Religion and Law Are Twin Sisters, Friends, and Mutual Assistants

“Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and the moral sense, forms an essential part of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Religion and Virtue Are the Only Foundations, Not of Republicanism and All Free Government, But of Social Felicity Under All Government

“[R]eligion and virtue are the only foundations, not of republicanism and of all free government, but of social felicity under all government and in all the combinations of human society.” –-John Adams

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First Principles: I Never Considered A Difference of Opinion In Politics, In Religion, In Philosophy, As Cause For Withdrawing From A Friend

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson

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First Principles: Religion In A Family Is At Once Its Brightest Ornament and Its Best Security

“Religion in a Family is at once its brightest Ornament & its best Security.” – Samuel Adams, letter to Thomas Wells, 1780

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Thought For the Day: I Must Fight Against: Any Idea, Religion or Government Which Limits or Destroys the Individual

“And this I must fight against: any idea, religion or government which limits or destroys the individual. … I can understand why a system built on a pattern must try to destroy the free mind, for this is the one … Continue reading

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First Principles: Far From Being Rivals or Enemies, Religion and Law Are Twin Sisters, Friends, and Mutual Assistants

“Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and the moral sense, forms an essential part of … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Foundation of National Morality Must Be Laid In Private Families

“The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. … How is it possible that Children can have any just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers … Continue reading

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First Principles: Religion and Good Morals Are the Only Solid Foundation of Public Liberty and Happiness

“Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness.” – Samuel Adams (1778)

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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, and Without Virtue There Is No Liberty

“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 to … 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 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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