"Will you tell me how to prevent riches from becoming the effects of temperance and industry? Will you tell me how to prevent riches from producing luxury? Will you tell me how to prevent luxury from producing effeminancy intoxication extravagance Vice and folly? When you will answer me these questions, I hope I may venture to answer yours. Yet all these ought not to discourage us from exertion, for with my friend Jeb, I believe no effort in favor of Virtue is lost, and all good Men ought to struggle both by their Council and Example."
Chris Stevenson investigates the indispensability of virtue to the American experiment in self-government.