"...Virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor, my friend, and this alone that renders us invincible. These are the tactics we should study. If we lose these, we are conquered, fallen indeed...so long as our manners and principles remain sound, there is no danger."
Patrick Henry
(1736-1799) US Founding Father
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 -- mRed      
From the American Press, ACLU and every liberal agitent we hear the quote "Give me liberty or give me death". With the words virture, morality and religion as being the elements to guard within our REPUBLIC, it's a wonder that the Left and how ever far it stretches, will associate with Founding Fathers such as this.
 -- duke, Big Cabin     
     -- Anonymous      
     -- Liz, Houston      
     -- David, Baltimore      
    As to having no "manners and principles", I refer you to the left wing scum and no-nothings currently roaming our streets. Half of these "occupiers" are left wingers who want to turn this country into a socialist nation and the other half are nit-wit fellow travelers who like to march around carrying stupid signs so they can feel significant.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    The absolute decline of virtue, morals, and personally researched relgion (following after Christ's teachings, not some antidotal causation to justify torture, assassination, nation building or enslavement of the masses) has demonstrated an absolute decline in society as a whole and personal integrity specifically.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    i like it....
     -- Devonnia campbell, Jamaica     
    The term "psychological warfare", seculare, is none other than Spiritual warfare. This now consumes 80% of the current warfare taking place. We as a nation are advised to put on the Whole Armor, "panoplia" all-armor, provided. This armor does not abide well with liars. Seeing the "armor of light" is provided with the Honest. "Hoplon" a weapon of literal armor for overcoming temptation. The armor of light (honesty) and the armor of righteousness, on the left hand and on the right. The girdle of Truth, protects your organs, the breastplate of righteousness protects your heart, Your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel,( sure footed ( study of tactics) of Peace. The shield of Faith, for quenching the fiery darts. The helmet of salvation,(know so) protects your mind. The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, slays the adversary. "Children of light go about the city in the night, seeking their armor." The armory is open, but one must enter at the gate, says the door keeper. 

     -- Ronw13, OR     
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    Indeed, because in the democratic-republic of the USA, each person is a sovereign being, self-determining, respectful and respectable to others.  The law/government cannot make people 'good' or honorable or productive  it must come from within the people themselves.  The entire premise of being self-governing absolutely requires honesty, temperance, self-discipline  without these it is simply might makes right and will devolve into a centralized and pyramidal power structure.  The whole success of this 'experiment' rests on the people to live up to the ideals of Liberty and the Responsibility that comes with it.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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