They Decry What Preserves

 

“Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime & pure, [and] which denounces against the wicked eternal misery, and [which] insured to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.”

 – Charles Carroll of Carrollton (Signer of the Declaration of Independence)

(Source: Bernard C. Steiner, The Life and
Correspondence of James McHenry
 (Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers, 1907),
p. 475. In a letter from Charles Carroll to James McHenry of November 4, 1800.)

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