Vocal Point-Dr. Peter Lillback

Topic: The Founders and Morality in the Public Square

The founders of America were concerned about morality. John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” George Washington said: “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports….And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality and can be maintained without religion.” He adds that we should not “expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” John Jay, first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: It is “the duty of all wise, free, and virtuous governments to countenance and encourage virtue and religion.” Dr. Peter Lillback, the founding president of Providence Forum, joins Jerry Newcombe (now the executive director of Providence Forum) on Vocal Point to discuss the founders and morality in the public square.


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