Monday, February 8, 2010.
"No compact among men ... can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other." --George Washington, draft of first Inaugural Address, 1789
That is exactly why we are having these Tea Parties! It has gone too far. It is as if there were no constitution, and they will do whatever it takes to control us. We are fighting back though. Something I'm sure they did not take into account.
"[T]he first transactions of a nation, like those of an individual upon his first entrance into life make the deepest impression, and are to form the leading traits in its character." --George Washington, letter to John Armstrong, 1788
You were such a wise man, General and President George Washington. They have taken your name in vain, they have taken civics out of our schools, and we are left with an uneducated, selfish, educated in those things which belong to the parents, indoctrinated set of people who do not care to look past their own comfort zones to see the big picture. The beauty and opportunities of America. Thank you for this Liberty. No other country has ever copied it, not to its full potential.
"Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters." --Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775
Etiquette? With these people in Congress? That's a good one.
"Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations." --George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796
"When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen; and we shall most sincerely rejoice with you in the happy hour when the establishment of American Liberty, upon the most firm and solid foundations shall enable us to return to our Private Stations in the bosom of a free, peacefully and happy Country." --George Washington, address to the New York legislature, 1775
Spoken before the Shot Heard 'Round The World. (That means before the Revolutionary War. *heh*) As we pray for our men and women in the Armed Forces today, let us also remember those who went before. Thank you!
Source: Patriot Post.us.
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.