Virtue Discussed by Adams and Washington

John Adams, our second President, believed adamantly in Virtue and Religion. He said: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

In other words, a virtuous people can maintain our best Constitutional form of government. But without virtue, no written document can protect the people from themselves

George Washington underscored this thought in his First Inaugural Address’ “. . . No Wall of words, no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other.”

These two of our Founding Fathers gave us quite a warning about being virtuous and religious. Private morality is needed to maintain a strong national government. How are we doing?

It sometimes seems to me that virtue and morality and religion are losing out to an ever expanding desire on the part of many citizens to do away with the 10 Commandments. Both personally and in the public square.

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