Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day

July 4th, Independence Day has rolled around again. And I have to say that with each passing day of the year, I become even more grateful for this land that I live in.

As this day draws closer, I tend to start researching more on the founding of the country and and the battles fought for the people to gain their rights and fight tyranny of an over taxing government that had no care for the people here.

Our founding fathers were were brave men who set out on the path to help our country. It was a hard road, but they pushed through. And in this research, I also stumble on quotes from these men that are amazing to read. They had a wonderful insight.

I wanted to share a few that stood out to me.

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people. - John Adams

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society. - John Adams

A government of laws, and not of men. - John Adams

I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace. - Thomas Paine

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. - Thomas Paine

The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed. - Thomas Jefferson

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. - Thomas Jefferson

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
 
We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. - Benjamin Franklin
 
The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments. - George Washington
 
The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon. - George Washington


July 4th is a good time to think back and remember what the country had to get through. It is amazing the fortitude that these men had as the pushed ahead to help the people of America.
 
 Happy 4th to everyone and I hope y'all have a wonderful day celebrating this nations birthday!

2 comments:

Rissi said...

Amen! Well said, Kate - and thank you for all of these quotes. They're full of truth and are things we should still be living by.

Happy Independence day to you and yours; hope it's a lovely day. :)

Kate said...

Rissi, So true. We shouldn't forget what they said. In a lot of the quotes I've found, their is wisdom and such foresight to today. They knew what they were doing and talking about.

Happy Independence Day to you! :-) Hope it is a marvelous day!