Wisdom from the first two presidents!
We have no government armed with power capable of contending
with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . .
Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate to the governance of any other.
Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity,
Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness,these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens.