ethics exam: Family and Founding Fathers

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the bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next.
providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers
Joseph Story SCone of the beautiful boasts of our municipal jurisprudences is that Christianity is part of the common lawsupreme court rulingthere is no dissonance in these legal declarations...there are not individual sayings, declarations of private people...these and many others matter which might be noticedvidal vs girard's executors, 1844why may not the bible, and especially the new testament, without note or comment, be read and taught as divine revelation in schools- its general precepts expounded its evidence explained and its glorious principles of morality inculcated?congress, senate judiciary committee reportwe are a Christian people...not because the law demands it... but by choice and educationhouse judiciary committee reportat the time of the adoption of the constitution and the amendments, the universal sentiment was that Christianity should be encouragedHarvard 1636 student guidelineslet every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the main end of his life and studies is to know god and jesus Christ which is eternal lifeyale 1787 student guidelinesall the scholars are required to lie a religious and blameless life according to the rules of God's Word, diligently reading the Holy Scriptures, that fountain of Divine light and truth, and constantly attending all the duties of religionAlex de Tocqueville; French observer of americathe americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds that is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other