Today on Uncommon Knowledge, American Enterprise Institute fellow Charles Murray links virtues and effective self-governing.
“The founders were unanimous in saying this constitution will not work with just any kind of population. The population must possess certain virtues. This was not just one or two founders who said this. They all did. And they also focused on four that were crucial. All of them agreed. There were others that they had in the list. But these four were central. The integrity of marriage, industriousness, religiosity, and plain American honesty. And they said without those you cannot have a self governing population.”