Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Quote of the day: Franklin on the need for moral education

"Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society."

- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American Founding Father.

6 comments:

Tom Van Dyke said...

"Religion is the only solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion and the duties of man toward God." Gouverneur Morris, American Founding Father, Signer and "Penman of the Constitution"

Pinky said...

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So, Tom, what is the therefor?
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Tom Van Dyke said...

I dunno, Pinky. What do you think?

Pinky said...

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I don't believe the premise; so, I don't have a therefor.
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You being the one who posted the premise it seemed your point was about some therefor.
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Brian Tubbs said...

I believe the "therefore" is plainly stated by Gouverneur Morris. Morris believed that education should include religious principles. It's as simple as that.

Pinky said...

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You are correct, Brian. Morris makes it plain.
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But, my question was about how we should deal with his statement in today's world.
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I'm pretty sure I know what any "good" straussian would claim.
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