‘Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society’

Don’t you know that the political left has to hate the Founding Fathers and their quotes like these from George Washington:

From a letter to the Philadelphia Protestant Clergy on 3 March 1797:

“Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society.”

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From his Farewell Address on September 19, 1796:

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism who should labor to subvert these great Pillars.”


“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.”


“Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”


“Morality is a necessary spring of popular government.”


“Who that is a sincere friend to it can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?”