Monday, March 26, 2007

"Statesmen by dear Sir, may plan and speculate
for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone,
which can establish the Principles upon which
Freedom can securely stand....The only foundation
of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this
cannot be inspired into our People, in a great Measure,
than they have it now, They may change their
Rulers, and the forms of Government,
but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty."

-- John Adams (letter to Zabdiel Adams, 21 June 1776)Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, pg. 371.

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