With the Fourth of July around the corner, the question can be asked, "Do our leaders today compare with our Founding Fathers?" If the answer is no, it may be because of what we are teaching our children today - or, precisely, what we are not teaching them.
Our Founding Fathers believed "religion, morality, and knowledge [were] necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind." (Northwest Ordinance, 1787). In his Farewell Address in 1796, George Washington said "religion and morality are indispensable supports [to] political prosperity."
If we want our children to grow up to be great leaders like our Founding Fathers, we need them to have strong moral character. The only way this can happen is if we teach them religion and morality. Parents have the primary duty, but it is essential for our schools and our churches to do the same.