Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Quote of the day: religion and national morality

"Can we in prudence suppose that national morality can be maintained in exclusion of religious principles?  Does it not require the aid of a generally received and divinely authoritative Religion?"

- Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), draft of Washington's Farewell Address, 1796, quoted in The Founders on Religion:  A Book of Quotations, James H. Hutson, editor (Princeton University Press:  2005), pg.147.


Pinky said...

Check this site out:

It's the PBS special on American Creation.

Mark in Spokane said...

Thanks for the link, Pinky.

Brian Tubbs said...

To answer Hamilton's two-part question....NO to the first and YES IT DOES to the second.