Monday, June 14, 2010.
"The Army (considering the irritable state it is in, its suffering and composition) is a dangerous instrument to play with." --George Washington, letter to Alexander Hamilton, 1783
"Laws for the liberal education of the youth, especially of the lower class of the people, are so extremely wise and useful, that, to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant." --John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776
Oh really? You didn't have to deal with unions in your day!
"Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the body of the people, being necessary for the preservation of their rights and liberties, and as these depend on spreading the opportunities and advantages of education in the various parts of the country, and among the different orders of people, it shall be the duty of legislators and magistrates ... to cherish the interest of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them." --John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776
"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers." --John Adams, Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law, 1765
"A fine genius in his own country is like gold in the mine." --Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1733
Essay by Mark Alexander: The Centennial of Father's Day. And a case study in the fate of the fatherless Barack Obama
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.