October 29, 2014

"And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion."


"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 connexions 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." Washington's Farewell Address

Posted by gerardvanderleun at October 29, 2014 8:38 AM
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The Northwest Ordinance, the most important legislation adopted by Congress before the Constitution, provided:

Art. 3. Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.

Posted by: Fat Man at October 29, 2014 9:31 AM


A trend seen by prolife activists that frequently engage college students on campuses nationwide is the growing acceptance of post-birth abortion, or killing the infant after he or she is born, campus prolife outreach leaders tell The College Fix.

Anecdotal evidence by leaders of prolife groups such as Created Equal and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust said in interviews that not only do they see more college students willing to say they support post-birth abortion, but some students even suggest children up to 4 or 5-years-old can also be killed, because they are not yet “self aware.”
Wait -- if someone is killed "post-birth," isn't that murder, not abortion?

Posted by: Donald Sensing at October 29, 2014 11:46 AM

Huh. If GW was this much of a stiff during his career, how'd he ever get so popular?

Posted by: Joel at October 29, 2014 12:12 PM

Wait -- if someone is killed "post-birth," isn't that murder, not abortion?

To government-worshippers, it's only murder if a law says it is.

Also, any parent who's been up for five straight nights with a baby who can't sleep will either admit to having considered infanticide or is lying to you.

Posted by: Joel at October 29, 2014 12:30 PM

The deliberate steps from abortion of the unborn to murder of the abortion survivor [see Obama's support of this practice during his pre-President days] to murder of the supposedly non-self-aware five year old is the path taken by vicious Klbqrx [pronounced 'dumfux' in the plural, and 'dumfuk' in the singular].
Certainly the last two steps taken by the vicious Klbqrx earn them coercion to self-abortion.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at October 29, 2014 3:19 PM

Children who argue for abortion rights need to take it up with their mothers....

Who are probably by this time beginning to agree.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at October 29, 2014 4:58 PM

People of Faith have a logical idea of what Life is all about.

Posted by: chasmatic at October 29, 2014 9:39 PM