George Washington was a leader of remarkable integrity. He saw the necessity of separating church and the state, since each have differing purposes.
In his farewell address in 1796 Washington said this, “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.”
He continued by saying that morality cannot be maintained without religion: “Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.”
Does it feel that our national morality is crumbling? Hmm, maybe we should listen to George.