Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, twice voted the most influential business thinker in the world, explains why religion is essential in America in the video below.
Our Founding Fathers also boldly declared the essential role of religion and virtue in America, and warned us that without goodness in the people, liberty will be lost.
We have reached a critical moment in the history of our nation. Faith and family, two vital pillars of freedom, are being attacked by government, educational institutions, entertainment and sports industries, the news media, and even by big business.
As religion loses its influence in the lives of American families, who will teach the next generation to voluntarily live good lives and obey the laws? Without the power that comes from strong families teaching their children the knowledge, attitudes, habits and skills necessary to value and preserve faith and freedom, our country, liberty, peace, and prosperity are in peril.
"Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports.” ~George Washington
"Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." ~John Adams
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." ~Benjamin Franklin
- Goodness and Religion Are Essential for Liberty (Founding Father quotes)
- The Importance of Religion in America
- Remembering Our Heritage of Religious Freedom
- Text of the Virginia Statue for Religious Freedom