Why Tyrants Seek to Control the Schools and Silence the Churches

“The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other…I have known of societies formed by Americans to send out ministers of the Gospel into the new Western states, to found schools and churches there, lest religion should be allowed to die away in those remote settlements, and the rising states be less fitted to enjoy free institutions than the people from whom they came.”–Alexis de Tocqueville, a french jurist visiting America in 1831 (as quoted in The 5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen)

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