Saturday, February 4, 2017

Reverence for the Laws

Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap; let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in primers, spelling-books, and in almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice.  And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation.

Abraham Lincoln, Address before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, IL, 27 January 1838

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