In Honor of our nation‘s birthday this coming Monday I will post some quotes from some of our founding Fore Fathers. America is beautiful and America is great because of the people before us who fought for our freedom so we could be one nation under God. It saddens me when I talk to children other than my four, and they have no concept of what is was that happened on the 4th of July in 1776. Something is seriously wrong when our future leaders can’t name George Washington as The Father of our country. They can tell you who all the latest icons are but when it comes to naming any of our most important historical figures, they draw a blank.
My uncle taught me when I was in Jr. High that a people who forget their history, are doomed to repeat the same mistakes; and I add that a people who forget their history soon cease being a nation. Have a GREAT holiday week end and pray for The U.S.A.!!
“The right of a nation to kill a tyrant, in cases of necessity, can no more be doubted, than to hang a robber, or kill a flea – But killing one tyrant only makes way for worse, unless the people have sense, spirit and honesty enough to establish and support a constitution guarded at all points against the tyranny of the one, the few,…… and the many – Let it be the study, therefore, of lawgivers and philosophers, to enlighten the people’s understandings and improve their morals, by good and general education; to enable them to comprehend the scheme of government, and to know upon what points their liberties depend; to dissipate those vulgar prejudices and popular superstitions that oppose themselves to good government; and to teach them that obedience to the laws is as indispensable in them as in lords and kings.”
~ John Adams, “A Defence of the Constitutions of Government” (1787