Thursday, January 17, 2008

Harry S. Truman on the Religious Foundations of Government

"The fundamental basis of this nation's law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teaching we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul. I don't think we emphasize that enough these days. If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in the right for anybody except the state."

Read more about Truman's words (including the quote) on the website of the National Archives

No comments: