• “Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” ~Benjamin Rush (1773)
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  • “[W]ithout virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.” ~Benjamin Rush (1806)
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  • “Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” ~Benjamin Rush, letter to His Fellow Countrymen: On Patriotism, 1773
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  • “[W]here there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” ~Benjamin Rush, Letter to David Ramsay, 1788
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  • “Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” ~Benjamin Rush (1773)
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  • “[W]here there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” ~Benjamin Rush, Letter to David Ramsay, 1788
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  • “In such a performance you may lay the foundation of national happiness only in religion, not by leaving it doubtful “whether morals can exist without it,” but by asserting that without religion morals are the effects of causes as purely physical as pleasant breezes and fruitful seasons.” ~Benjamin Rush, letter to John Adams, 1811
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The Only Useful Education

  • “[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.” —Benjamin Rush, On the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic, 1806
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The Only Foundation . . .

  • I beg leave to remark that the only foundation for a useful education in a Republic is to be laid on the foundation of religion. Without this, there can be no virtue. And without virtue, there can be no Liberty. And Liberty is the object and life of all Republican Governments . . . but the religion I mean to recommend in this place is that of the New Testament ~Benjamin Rush
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Educating Children

  • Let the children be carefully instructed in the principles and obligations of the Christian religion. This is the most essential part of education. The great enemy of the salvation of man, in my opinion, never invented a more effectual means of removing Christianity from the world than by persuading mankind it was improper to read the Bible in our schools ~Benjamin Rush
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