Quotes - April, 1994 Issue
|"It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary
spring of popular government."
- George Washington's Farewell Address
|The fundamental theory of liberty upon which governments in this
Union repose excludes any general power of the State to standardize its children by forcing them to accept instruction from public
teachers only. The child is not the mere creature of the state; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right, coupled
with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations.
- James Clark McReynolds, in a Supreme Court decision, Pierce v. Society of the Sisters, 1925
|What the vast majority of American children need is to stop being
pampered, stop being indulged, stop being chauffeured, stop being catered to. In the final analysis it is not what you do for
your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
- Ann Landers, Ann Landers Says Truth Is Stranger..., 1968.
|If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization,
it expects what never was and never will be.
-Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Charles Yancey, Jan. 6, 1816.
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