Friday, March 20, 2009

Founders' Daily Quote(s): 3/17-20/09

Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009.
"Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country."

--Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788

If only this could be taught, but alas. The Left/Marxists have turned our learning institutions into indoctrination centers. Nothing more, nothing less.

Wednesday, 18th.
"Without wishing to damp the ardor of curiosity or influence the freedom of inquiry, I will hazard a prediction that, after the most industrious and impartial researchers, the longest liver of you all will find no principles, institutions or systems of education more fit in general to be transmitted to your posterity than those you have received from your ancestors."

--John Adams, letter to the young men of the Philadelphia, 7 May 1798

He is referring, of course, to the BIBLE. Not the Koran. Got that, legislators?

Thursday, 19th.
"Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness."

--George Washington, Circular to the States, 9 May 1753

We're not there yet, but...

Friday, 20th.
"A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired."

--Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, 23 February 1775

This is precisely why we must remain vigilantly involved. Have a great day.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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