George Washington would scold today’s Supreme Court – oh wait! I think he already did!

I recently came across the following quote from George Washington’s farewell address of 1796. It is a powerful repudiation of the Supreme Court and the modern liberal ideology of separation of church and state and of not referencing religious principles in government decisions. Everyone in Washington should read and reflect upon these words from our greatest founding father:POSTER_3B

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. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

Farewell Address of George Washington, 1796

 

I concur. Your thoughts?

 

2 thoughts on “George Washington would scold today’s Supreme Court – oh wait! I think he already did!

  1. Lee von Doehren says:

    the last sentence sums it up.

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