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" It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends, with more or less force, to every species of free government. Who that is a sincere friend to it can look with indifference upon attempts... "
A Treatise on International Law: And a Short Explanation of the Jurisdiction ... - Page 260
by Daniel Gardner - 1844 - 315 pages
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Freedom of Association: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Robert J. Bresler - Law - 2004 - 265 pages
...both forbid us to expect, that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. 28. It is substantially true, that virtue or morality...upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric? 29. Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge....
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So it Was Written

Patriot Hall - 2004
...Liberty, When lo! a barbarous noise surrounded me, Of owls and cuckoos, asses, apes and dogs." END "Tzs substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary...upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric." George Washington Common Sense In consideration of our current study of governmental types, any worthwhile...
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A Hunger For Liberty Leads to the Declaration of Independence

Mary Mostert - 2004 - 205 pages
...experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. "It is substantially true that virtue or morality...or less force to every species of free government." The word "virtue" had a different meaning in the 1770s than it has today. Americans think virtue and...
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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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The Founders on God and Government

Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, Jeffry H. Morrison, Jeffrey Morrison - History - 2004 - 314 pages
...felicity.*1 Religion and morality are indispensable because, Washington explains a few lines later, "Tis substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government." 30 Washington's reference to virtue as the "spring" of popular government is Montesquieuian. In The...
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A Dissertation on the Freedom of Navigation and Maritime Commerce, and Such ...

William Barton - Law - 2005 - 339 pages
...nature; and so far from being obscure, that they are capable of demonstration. But M. Barbey* " 'Tis substantially true, that virtue, or morality, is a...government. Who, that is a sincere friend to it, can look nvith indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric ?"....President Washington's...
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Character for Life: An American Heritage: Profiles of Great Men and Women of ...

Don Hawkinson - Religion - 2005 - 386 pages
...experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail exclusion of religious principle. It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government." 38 REVIEW Q. How will the character trait of integrity make a difference in your life? Q. List the...
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The American Aeneas: Classical Origins of the American Self

John C. Shields - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 478 pages
...thought of such republicans as Cicero and Cato. Washington subsequently observes, in Goodrich's excerpt, "It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government." Speaking of the American adventure in freedom as an experiment, Washington here concludes the "Lesson"...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1900

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - History - 2005 - 843 pages
...alliances. And in looking to itself for unity and wholeness, America must not forsake virtue. "'Tis substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government." Moreover, "reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion...
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In Their Own Words

Bob Gingrich - History - 2006 - 260 pages
...experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. It is substantially true that virtue or morality is...upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric? (13) Many re-writers of history have maintained that George Washington was not a church member and...
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