Friday, June 12, 2009

Founders' Daily Quote(s): 6/8-6/12/09

Monday, June 8, 2009.
"If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave."

--John Adams, Rights of the Colonists, 1772

That is why I believe that after someone has done their time in prison or wherever, they should have the right to protect themselves with a gun. Many disagree. I recommend you check yourself. Where does your freedom come from, eh?

Tue, 6/9.
"A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate."

--Thomas Jefferson, Rights of British America, 1774

And nature's GOD.

Wed, 6/10.
"Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind."

--James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1790

That is exactly why we are having these Tea Parties. THROW THE BUMS OUT!

Thu. 6/11.
"Under all those disadvantages no men ever show more spirit or prudence than ours. In my opinion nothing but virtue has kept our army together through this campaign."

--Colonel John Brooks, letter to a friend, January 5, 1778

Virtue. Is this a 'concept' or a reality that is removed from our educational system? It certainly has lost its place in our government. *anger*

Fri. 6/12.
"The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are Freemen, fighting for the blessings of Liberty - that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men."

--George Washington, General Orders, August 23, 1776
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This is an excellent essay by Mark Alexander: Memo to Republicans: Don't Cuddle the Counsel of Competitors.

Source: Patriot Post.

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