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Let Liberty And Freedom Ring…

July 4th, 2010

Happy 4th Of July!  Independence Day…

United States Of America 13-Star Betsy Ross Flag, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

This is the original rebel flag…

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on the 4th of July, 1826? There was something deeper and more profound going on with these two men and the other founders of this country than is easily seen. Have you ever looked carefully at a dollar bill? The structures that made our nation were fashioned as precisely as the pyramids and in a state of perfection as precise as the temples of any ancient people, both physically and metaphysically. They conceived a system that would last and keep the people in power. They designed the three branches of government to limit each other. They built the system to support business, but also warned us to be wary of business interests corrupting the system.

Here are some of the insights and admonitions of our founding fathers:

Power is not alluring to pure minds. –Thomas Jefferson

What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?  –Thomas Jefferson

A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate. –Thomas Jefferson

Banks have done more injury to the religion, morality, tranquility, prosperity, and even wealth of the nation than they can have done or ever will do good.  –John Adams

Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.  –John Adams

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.  –George Washington

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.  –George Washington

When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.  –Ben Franklin

Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.  –Ben Franklin

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.  –Ben Franklin

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither safety nor liberty.  –Ben Franklin