Throughout America’s adventure in free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace; to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity among peoples and among nations. To strive for less would be unworthy of a free and religious people.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
President Eisenhower reminds the people of the purposes of America’s adventure in free government.
From President Eisenhower’s Farewell Address January 17, 1961
Thomas Jefferson shares his views about the role of government in dealing with truth and error. He was writing specifically about how governments have dealt with religions, but the argument could be applied to many areas.
From “Notes on the State of Virginia.”
“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.” Thomas Jefferson