Self governance cannot function without morality.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams
“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 principle.” George Washington
What happens when a strong transcendent purpose no longer operates upon human lives and human societies? What powers are invoked, and what is lost, when the highest goals of human existence must emerge from the possibilities within life?” A.J. Conyers
“If within us we find nothing over us we succumb to what is around us.” P.T. Forsyth