Monday, April 13, 2009

From A Founding Father

“[S]tatesmen, my 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, Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, p. 371); via THE SOWER, a weekly publication of the Arthur church of Christ, Arthur, IL. Ron Bartanen, who serves as minister and editor, may be contacted at - You may also visit their website at

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