*From their study of history, the Founders had learned of the travails of republics
before this one – how the republics of old had, in time, been destroyed by convulsions
and upheavals, by vice and decadence. And from their study of human nature, they
became acutely aware of man’s self-
As John Adams put it, “Human passion unbridled by morality and religion…would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.”Only a people possessing the right dispositions and mores, and a strong but tempered religious beliefs, would be able to keep what the Founders had bequeathed to them in 1776.
*William J. Bennett “Our Sacred Honor” Introduction page 15.
What if our community came to understand
the 'mandate' around us?
Could we 'hold' on to whatever is true, whatever is noble, ..
if anything is excellent?
Could we serve with mutual responsibility towards the welfare of our neighbors ..
That's the intrinsic challenge for
The Butterfly Effect.