Our Government Rests Upon Religion

Calvin Coolidge:

Calvin Coolidge, bw head and shoulders photo portrait seated, 1919“Our government rests upon religion. It is from that source that we derive our reverence for truth and justice, for equality and liberty, and for the rights of mankind. Unless the people believe in these principles they cannot believe in our government.”

“The government of a country never gets ahead of the religion of a country. There is no way by which we can substitute the authority of law for the virtue of man. Of course we can help to restrain the vicious and furnish a fair degree of security and protection by legislation and police control, but the real reforms which society in these days is seeking will come as a result of our religious convictions, or they will not come at all. Peace, justice, humanity, charity—these cannot be legislated into being. They are the result of a Divine Grace.”

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/showthread.php/90291-Calvin-Coolidge-on-the-Pilgrims, Comment #3

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