Friday, August 13, 2010

Edward Everett - Ideas of Our Institutions Come from Scripture

Edward Everett is a significant figure in American history, although most of us may not have heard of him. He was the a President of Harvard University, 15th Governor of Massachusetts, U.S. Minister to Britain, Secretary of State (under Pres. Fillmore), and a U.S. Senator. If we had our televised 24/7 news cycle in his days, he might be well recognized because he was a speaker, along with President Lincoln, at Gettysburg.

Everett said, "All the distinctive features and superiority of our republican institutions are derived from the teachings of scripture."

(These words came just before Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.)

Read more quotes from Edward Everett at the link below:

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