Mr. Rush was a signer of the Declaration of Independance. A great man from what I read, and when read passages like, “But passing by all other considerations, and contemplating merely the political institutions of the United States, I lament that we waste so much time and money in punishing crimes and take so little pains to prevent them. We profess to be republicans, and yet we neglect the only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government; that is, the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible; for this divine book, above all others, favors that equality among mankind, that respect for just laws, and all those sober and frugal virtues which constitute the soul of republicanism.”
It just fuels my desire to share with other’s the power of God’s words. The same power that spoke this universe into existence, spoke the words of scripture. How awesome is that? Check out the rest of his letter here.