"Man is a religious being... Man has never lived to himself alone. His natural state has ever been a social one, in which development and enjoyment became possible only by mutual inter-dependence and social intimacy. Government is not an invention, not a necessary evil to which men submit. On the contrary... it has been man's natural instrument for controlling and developing the social estate so essential to his very existence ... [a]nd universally this government has been more or less closely related to religious institutions."
Goddard, Edwin C. "The Law in Its Relation to Morals and Religion." Hartford Seminary Rec. 21 (1911): 156–79.