quotes tagged with 'foundingfathers'

In our desire to have government become our benefactor and sustainer, we have allowed it to become our taskmaster and overlord. As a result, we have become little more than well-fed, well-entertained slaves to the state. Freedom, as envisioned by our forefathers, is gone.

Author: Chuck Baldwin, Source: 2001Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom slavery tyranny foundingfathers slaves benefactor sustainer taskmaster overlord chuckbaldwin 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.

Author: Charles A. Beard, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny foundingfathers independence dangerous charlesabeard 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is clear from the words of the founders of this country that the right to ‘keep and bear arms’ is an inviolable personal right. They protected this right by the Second Amendment to the federal constitution and by provisions of the constitutions of the states. This is a subject for debate only by those ignorant of our history, or those that purposely wish to deny us our rights and, ultimately, to subjugate us under the tyranny of government perverted from its constitutional foundations.

Author: Rich Mason, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution liberty government tyranny foundingfathers 2ndammendment richmason 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him 'father.'

Author: Will Rogers, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in foundingfathers willrogers 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government thomasjefferson foundingfathers 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Posterity--you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it."

Author: John Quincy Adams, Source: July 4, 1837Saved by elb1179 in freedom revolution foundingfathers 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Like the cover of an old book,
Its contents torn out,
And stripped of its lettering and gilding
Lies here, food for worms;
Yet the work itself shall not be lost,
For it will (as he believed) appear once more,
In a new,
And more beautiful edition,
Corrected and amended
By the AUTHOR"

Author: Benjamin Franklin, Source: His Epitaph (self-authored)Saved by elb1179 in resurrection foundingfathers epitaph 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
On every question of construction, carry ourselves back to the time when the constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.
Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: Works, Vol 12, p. 257, Fed. Ed.Saved by cboyack in constitution government america foundingfathers debate 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in [the Constitution] a finger of that Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution.
Author: James Madison, Source: Federalist Papers, essay 37Saved by cboyack in politics constitution war revolution foundingfathers governmetn providence 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
They ... knew, those Founding Fathers, that outside of its legitimate functions, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector of the economy.
Author: Ronald Reagan, Source: A Time for Choosing, Address on behalf of Senator Barry Goldwater, Rendezvous with Destiny, October 27, 1964Saved by gospelcougar in government economy foundingfathers 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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