All government originates in families, and if neglected there, it will hardly exist in society . . . (Noah Webster, 18th & 19th century author)
With so much criticism of government from all sides, we would do well to consider the significance of Webster’s statement. With the evident breakdown of families we might be seeing the reason for the growing lack of confidence in government. If we were to rebuild families, perhaps we could begin to rebuild society and foster successful governing.
When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily. But wise and knowledgeable leaders bring stability. (Proverbs 28:2)