Pure, Frugal and Godly

Saw this on another blog today and thought it was awesome!
For one, I care little for the government which presides at  Washington, in comparison with the government which rules the millions  of American homes. No administration can seriously harm us if our home  life is pure, frugal, and godly. No statesmanship or legislation can  save us, if once our homes become the abode of profligacy. The home  rules the nation. If the home is demoralized, it will ruin it. The real  seed corn whence our Republic sprang was the Christian households  represented in the Mayflower, or the family alter of the Hollander  and the Huguenot. All the best characters, best legislation,  best institutions, and best church life were cradled in those early  homes. They were the taproot of the Republic, and of the American  churches. - Theodore L. Cuyler 1822 – 1909