It is not normally my custom to officially share with you quotations from the latter ages, but for this one I am making an exception. It is in my opinion - timeless and universal... it comes from a former President of the United States... a learned man of ancient history, philosophy, and Scripture. His words ring true to this centurion.
"[R]eligion and virtue are the only foundations, not of republicanism and of all free government, but of social felicity under all government and in all the combinations of human society."
John Adams (letter in response to Rush letter above, 8/28 1811)
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. [John 8:36]