"It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution."
--Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the Virginia Query 19, 1781
Our founders were brilliant men.Â It's a shame that more of their wise words are not read by our children....or our "public servants".
Check out some of their quotations here: Founders' Quotes