Today we continue our series examining our Founding Fathers in their own words and considering their high esteem for religion, religious liberty, and virtue.
Below is an excerpt from some of the writings of George Washington, taken from a letter written to Alexander Hamilton, dated May 15, 1796.
“Cherish good faith, justice, and peace, with other nations:
1. Because religion and morality dictate it.
2. Because policy dictates it.
If these could exist, a nation invariably honest and faithful, the benefits would be immense.”