Our nation was definitely founded on the backs of strong patriots. I like to call them statesmen; their concern for our country was greater than a desire to hold an office.
Some of these quotes reflect their vision for our country and their resolve to make it happen. As we reflect on this day, lets continue to make it happen. God bless!
“Happily for America, happily, we trust, for the whole human race, they pursued a new and more noble course. They accomplished a revolution which has no parallel in the annals of human society.”
“That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.”
“A free people (claim) their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.”
“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.”
“We must all hang together, or assuredly we will all hang separately. “
“There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy.”
“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!”
“However weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties.”
“Give me liberty, or give me death!”
You might call Abraham Lincoln a “founding father” of the Civil War era. But I think this quote expresses the balance our government must seek, even to this present day.
“Must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its people or too weak to maintain its own existence?”