chimerical /ki-MER-i-kuhl/, adjective:
- unreal, imaginary, visionary.
- wildly fanciful, highly unrealistic.
"To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea."
(speech at the Virginia Convention, June 20, 1788, emphasis added)
Virtue is an attribute--if not the attribute--that built our nation. It is our moral compass. Every successful society should be measured by it. History has proved that without virtue in the people, civilizations slipped into a decay.
virtue /vir-choo/, noun:
- moral excellence; goodness; righteousness
- conformity of one's life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness; rectitude.
Virtue is a principle I am trying to instill to my children. It requires constant vigilance, no doubt.
Happy 4th of July.
God bless America.