Founding Father Quotes

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“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Benjamin Franklin  

“I fully agree with General Washington, that we must protect this young nation from an insidious influence and impenetration. The menace, gentlemen, is the Jews     I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude Jews for all time, your children will curse you in your grave s … Jews are Asiatics,  are a menace to this country if permitted entrance, and should be excluded by this Constitutional Convention.” Benjamin Franklin

“Fireams stand next in importance of the Constitution itself.

They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence.”

General Washington

Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of othe counties whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.

 James Madison

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, at last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

Thomas Jefferson

“No Free Man shall ever be de-barred the use of arms.  The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

Thomas Jefferson

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the Tranquility of servitude better than the Animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”

Samuel Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776

“History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse,
intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over
governments by controlling money and its issuance.” – 
President James Madison

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.   

Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying civilization.” – Aristotle

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established, should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience [has] shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations,  pursuing invariably the same object,   evinces a design to reduce [the people] under absolute despotism, it is their rightit is their dutyto throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

Thomas Jefferson

“Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.”

Thomas Jefferson

” America will never be destroyed from outside.

If we falter and lose our freedoms,

it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Abraham Lincoln

“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case.  You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

Winston Churchill

Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: ‘by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.’

-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

“In the beginning of change, the Patriot is a scarce man; brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot”

Mark Twain

“Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them.” Miranda vs. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 491.

“An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; it affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.”

Norton vs. Shelby County, 118 US 425, 442.

Teddy’s Answer to Diversity!
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.

The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all,

would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.
Theodore Roosevelt, speech before the Knights of Columbus, 1915, New York

Teddy’s Answer to Bush and Obama!
To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right

or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Theodore Roosevelt

Teddy’s Answer to Obama & Congress
“We cannot afford to differ on the question of honesty if we expect our republic permanently to endure.

Honesty is not so much a credit as an absolute prerequisite to efficient service to the public.

Unless a man is honest, we have no right to keep him in public life; it matters not how brilliant his capacity.”  ­ Theodore Roosevelt

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2 thoughts on “Founding Father Quotes

  1. There’s a great deal of wisdom in these quotes. Unfortunately, all of it has been forgotten by most Americans, and it’s actively opposed by the American political system.

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