Benjamin Rush - (1745 - 1813)

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Benjamin Rush Biography

Benjamin Rush was born on the 24th of December, 1745 (0.S.), in the township of Byberry, twelve or fourteen miles northeast of Philadelphia. His ancestors emigrated front England to Pennsylvania, about the year 1683.

The father of young Rush died when he was six years of age. The care of his education therefore devolved upon his mother, who well understood the importance of knowledge, and early took measures to give her son a liberal education. Young Rush was sent to the academy at Nottingham, in Maryland, about sixty miles southeast from Philadelphia. This academy had long been conducted, with great reputation, by the Reverend Dr. Finley, afterwards president of Princeton college, in New-Jersey.

Under the care of this excellent man, and among the people of Nottingham, who were remarkable for their simplicity, industry, morality, and religion, Rush spent five years, in acquiring a knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages. In this retired spot, and at this early age, he is
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Benjamin Rush Genealogy

Julia Stockton Rush (1759 - 1848)

John Rush (1777 - 1837)
Anne Emily Rush Cuthbert (1779 - 1850)
Richard Rush (1780 - 1859)
James Rush (1786 - 1869)
Julia Rush Williams (1790 - 1860)
Samuel Rush (1795 - 1859)
William Rush (1801 - 1864)

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It is Favorable to liberty. Freedom can exist only in the society of knowledge. Without learning, men are incapable of knowing their rights, and where learning is confined to a few people, liberty can be neither equal nor universal.

Benjamin Rush: Essay, 1786

Quote 806 details Share on Google+ - Quote 806 Linked In Share Button - Quote 806 Tis done. We have become a nation.

Benjamin Rush: To Elias Boudinot, referring to the ratification of the Constitution - July 9, 1788

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The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.

Benjamin Rush: On the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic 1806
For God and Country (T.K. Marion)

Quote 584 details Share on Google+ - Quote 584 Linked In Share Button - Quote 584 By removing the Bible from schools we would be wasting so much time and money in punishing criminals and so little pains to prevent crime. Take the Bible out of our schools and there would be an explosion in crime.

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Quote 1420 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1420 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1420 The new government will demolish our Balloon Constitution. If it had no other merit, this would be enough with me. But it has a thousand other things to recommend it. It makes us a Nation. It rescues us from anarchy and Slavery. It revives agriculture and commerce. It checks moral and political iniquity. In a word, it makes a man both willing to live and to die. To live, because it opens to him fair prospects of great public and private happiness. To die, because it ensures peace, order, safety and prosperity to his children.

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