"Language, as well as the faculty of speech, was the immediate gift of God." ~ Noah Webster

Friday, February 26, 2010

Wisdom of the Founders

I love the wisdom of our Founding Fathers. I love reading quotes from these men that we still find are so relevant for today. I've gathered many of these quotes in a notebook and from time to time, I like to pull it out and read these profound thoughts and statements over again. I thought I would share a few of them here today; they truly do inspire.

"We Recognize No Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!"

~~John Adams and John Hancock; April 18, 1775
“It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”

~~Patrick Henry; May 1765
“The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed.”

~~Patrick Henry
"When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, “just men who will rule in the fear of God.” The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this Duty; if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded. If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine Commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the Laws. Intriguing men can never safely be trusted."

~~Noah Webster, 1833.
"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have."

~~Thomas Jefferson

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