Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Founding Fathers

What did some of the Founding Fathers of this country have to say about the nature, purpose and principles of the U.S. government? After reflecting on this past July 4th,, let's take a look and see if what they were saying back then jives with what the "leaders" of the U.S. government and media say today, shall we?

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
     -- Declaration of Independence

Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens, the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.
     -- George Washington


A private central bank issuing the public currency is a greater menace to the liberties of the people than a standing army. We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.
     -- Thomas Jefferson


The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
     -- Patrick Henry


A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing... than ... communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?
     -- George Washington


A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
     -- Thomas Jefferson


History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy... These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed; whence a total separation of affections, interests, political obligations, and all manner of connections, by which the whole state is weakened.
     -- Benjamin Franklin


When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.
     -- Thomas Jefferson


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Yes folks, it's about time to declare, once again, our independence from a tyrannical, fascist government that is completely controlled by a foreign entity that has used this country and it's people for nefarious purposes.  

1 comment:

  1. If you enjoy reading about the principles and values of our founding fathers, I would like to recommend an easy to read book that is full of great source-referenced quotes from our founding fathers. The book is titled In Their Own Words: The Wisdom and Passion of Our Founding Fathers

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