There is a necessary self control among citizens of a democracy or Republic such as ours. Professor Clay Christensen from Harvard enquired of a Chinese Fulbright scholar, who was a Marxist economist, studying in Boston in 2011.
When the scholar was asked if he had learned anything interesting or unexpected he said he had no idea how critical religion is to the functioning of democracy. The concept is in a democracy the citizens must be self governed. They must basically submit to keeping the law voluntarily.
What is the factor that guides citizens to obey. Personal morality based on religious principle. Our Christian heritage is vital to the ongoing success of this nation. Someone or something must compel citizens to voluntarily keep the law. Spiritual awakening is vital to a revived American government.
With this in mind the Chinese scholar concluded, “If you take away religion, you cannot hire enough police.”
For articles quoting this and other American historical tidbits, refer to William Federer’s AmericanMinute.com.