He believed, moreover, that children are innately good.
I've seen this sentence in an English test book. Shouldn't we use "were" instead of "are" in this sentence?
He believed, moreover, that children were innately good.
If "are" is correct here, that means we can also say:
He believed that I am a good person.
I would use "was" instead of "am" here. But the first sentence confuses me. If a sentence starts with past tense, shouldn't it continue with past?