SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 17: A cross and American flag are seen at the Papal Welcome Ceremony at Barangaroo, on Sydney Harbour on July 17, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. Organised every two to three years by the Catholic Church, World Youth Day (WYD) is an invitation from the Pope to the youth of the world to celebrate their faith. The celebration, being held in Sydney from July 15 to July 20, 2008, will mark the first visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to Australia. (Photo by Luis Ascui/Getty Images)
“It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people.” —Richard Henry Lee (1786)
*Image: “The Committee of Five” [detail] from The Declaration of Independence by John Turnbull, 1818 [U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Washington, DC]. Presenting the Declaration [to John Hancock, not shown here] are John Adams on the left, Thomas Jefferson in the center, and Benjamin Franklin on the right, with Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston behind.