"The happiness of a people, and the good order and preservation of civil government, essentially depend on piety, religion, and morality."
by:
Fisher Ames
(1758-1808), American statesman, orator and political writer
Source:
Massachusetts Constitution Massachusetts Constitution, 1790
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We hold this truth to be self evident. Extending the list of preservatives, I add harmonizing with the laws of nature and of nature's God and justice.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Good thoughts, good works, good deeds ! Honesty to stand with thee, Charity to walk with thee. Seek after that which good is. Liberty and Freedom for all.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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     -- Robert, Somewhere in the USA      
    Without getting too much into 'religion' I would agree. Mike has distinguished religion several times as 'true piety in practice,' and with that I can agree.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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