Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A friendly reminder...

as to the reason why we'll gather tomorrow with family and friends for picnics, BBQs and fireworks.

Sometimes we lose sight.


George Washington
"By the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability and expectation; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt, although death was leveling my companions on every side."

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."

"To contract new debts is not the way to pay old ones."


James Madison
"Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government."


Alexander Hamilton
"If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws."

"He who stands for nothing will fall for anything."


Benjamin Franklin
"Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society."

"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."


John Adams
"But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

"We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections."


Thomas Jefferson
"Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear."

"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt."

"Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction."


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"We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Celebrate. Enjoy. Teach.

God bless.



6 comments:

Susan said...

Ditto.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Ali said...

Such a shame those values no longer have any value in today's political scene.

Happy Independence Day my friend!

Ali x

Tina said...

They knew their stuff. Happy day, fellow patriot
T

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

I agree, Ali. Sigh.
They sure did, T. More than anyone realizes.
Hmmm... I wonder if they make tricorn hats for chicks?? Heck, I'd even wear mine grocery shopping. Hee-hee!!
:> )

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wonderful post!!!
Happy 4th!!!
Wishing you a fun filled day!
Prim Blessings
Robin

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