a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and
vicious, they have more need of a master...Nothing is of more importance
for the public weal, than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtue."
to pass on the values that helped black Americans to survive not decades,
but several centuries, of mistreatment is taking an awesome toll, especially
among the young. In many urban neighborhoods today, random murder stalks
material circumstances, kids of whatever creed, color, demographic description,
socioeconomic status, region, or zip code are far more likely to become
criminally depraved when they are morally deprived."
“Good character is
about knowing the good, loving the good, and doing through good.”
The seventh goal
of the National Education Goals states that by the year 2000, all schools
in America will be free of drugs and violence...and [provide] a disciplined
environment that is conducive to learning.
great because she is good, but if America ever ceases to be good, America
will cease to be great.
"It is not the
brains that matter most, but that which guides them - the character, the
heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas."