Quotes from the Founding Fathers

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Quotes from the Founding Fathers

Quotes from the great philosophers and potato ranch farmers

“A Bible and newspaper in every house, a good school in every district, all studied and appreciated as they merit, are the principal supports of virtue, morality, and civil liberty.” Benjamin Franklin

“Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for a government of any other.” (John Adams)

“A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberty of America than the whole force of a common enemy. While the people are virtuous, they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue, then they will be ready to surrender their liberty to the first external or internal foe.” (Samuel Adams)

“Necessity is the argument of Tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” (William Pit)

“We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to sustain ourselves, according to the 10 commandments of God.” (James Madison)

“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.” (Alexander Hamilton)

“Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure, when we have removed the only firm basis; a conviction in the minds of people that these gifts are from God.” (Thomas Jefferson)

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty.” (Patrick Henry)

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