As powerful as government is,
it can only do so much by itself. Government can never take
the place of parents in raising children. Government can
never take the place of families and churches and synagogues
in teaching values. Government can never take the place of
people in our communities working together and looking out
for each other.
Government can, of course,
provide opportunities and encouragement. Government can
help the next generation become better off. But government
cannot make the next generation better. Government can set
goals but only people can touch souls.
A National Party No More:
The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat, Author
Senator Zell Miller, Stroud & Hall Publishers, 2003.