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A Virtuous Society
Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs

Posted on 05/30/2015 9:45:37 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony

When a society abandons these virtues, the people become corrupt, and unwilling to abide by the rule of law. A viciousness blankets the people, which leads to violence and lawlessness

Benjamin Franklin emphasized that without virtue, free societies could not properly function. He said, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”

With freedom comes responsibility. The responsible society is one that is virtuous. A man with virtue is a man that possesses “sacred honor.” It is for the sake of a free society that men must deny the evils of human nature, and implement the principles of being virtuous into their own lives. It is best for society, and for one’s own existence, to strive for betterment, to strive to improve oneself each and every day. To be civilized, and be restrained from the temptation of mob rule, is among the cornerstones of a free society.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: freedom; responsibility; virtue

1 posted on 05/30/2015 9:45:37 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
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To: Sean_Anthony

Virtuous and homogenous which is what America was when Franklin was alive. Diversity is not our friend.


2 posted on 05/30/2015 10:01:54 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Sean_Anthony

HOORAY Ben.

—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


3 posted on 05/30/2015 10:18:39 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Georgia Girl 2

The global communists (the uni-party) know exactly what they are doing.


4 posted on 05/30/2015 8:07:40 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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