Sunday, July 3, 2011

Independence Day Quotables

“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”
~ George Washington (1789 – 1797), first President of the United States

“We recognize no Sovereign but God and no King but Jesus!”  ~John Hancock (April 18, 1775)

  “The care of human life and happiness, not destruction, is the first and only object of legitimate government.”
~ Thomas Jefferson, (1743-1826) third President of the United States, Principal Author of the Declaration of Independence
  
 As the Declaration of Independence was being signed, 1776, Samuel Adams declared:
“We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come.”
~ Samuel Adams (1722 – 1803) is one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

  “Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.”
~ Abraham Lincoln, (1809 – 1865) the 16th President of the United States

 “If the Declaration of Independence states our creed, there can be no right to abortion, since it means denying the most fundamental right of all, to human offspring in the womb. But if human beings can decide who is human and who is not, the doctrine of God-given rights is utterly corrupted. Abortion is the unjust taking of a human life and a breach of the fundamental principles of our public moral creed.”
~ Ambassador Alan Keyes

 This, then, is the state of the union:  free and restless, growing and full of hope.  So it was in the beginning.  So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson
What is the essence of America?  Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from."  ~Marilyn vos Savant, in Parade

While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian. 
~ George Washington

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.  ~Ronald Reagan




Sources: 
Quotes around the web
Keiki Hendrix
Catholic Fire by Jean H. via Colleen Hammond

1 comment:

Abbey said...

How very wise our ancestors were in comparison to what our public leaders of today seem to forget.

Peace & Joy,
Abbey ♥

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