Let reverence for the law be breathed by every mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap. Let it be written in primers, spelling books, almanacs. Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed from the legislative halls and enforced in courts of justice. In short, let it become the political religion of the nation and let the old and young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay of all sexes and tongues and colors and conditions sacrifice unceasingly upon its altars.
Abraham Lincoln 1837